A Tribute to Sonja Bata

Updated: Jan 7

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Sonja Bata. We had the opportunity to develop a relationship with Mrs. Bata through our building and development partnership to rejuvenate the former Bata Shoe factory in Batawa, ON into a multi-use condominium building. Her devotion to design excellence, culture, and the environment was an inspiration to all of us.

As a building partner with the Batawa Development Corporation (BDC), we are committed to realizing Mrs. Bata’s vision of transforming Batawa into a vibrant, sustainable, well-designed community. We feel honoured to have worked with her to extend the Bata family legacy through this redevelopment project, which will establish a new standard for community design excellence in Canada.


Read the announcement from the Batawa Development Corporation.


Learn more about Mrs. Bata’s extraordinary life courtesy of the Bata Shoe Museum, which she founded in 1995 as an extension of her passions for footwear and design excellence.


This post was edited on Jan. 7, 2020.