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Banting Homestead Heritage Park Doors Open Simcoe County

Banting Homestead Heritage Park

Explore this unique Canadian treasure – the birthplace of Sir Frederick Banting, Nobel laureate and co-discoverer of insulin. Tour the farmhouse, exhibits, the 1918 octagonal drive shed, legacy trail and exercise equipment – all part of this diabetes education centre. Legacy Programs honour Banting’s life and talents through public access to informative exhibits assembled from the Banting Legacy Collection.

Tell us your story about this site

  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-0111


Year built: 1925
Building type: Educational facility, Historical landmark, Historical house
Landscape: Park, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Banting Homestead Heritage Park 5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road