Banting Homestead Heritage Parkin-person Doors Open Simcoe County

  • In-person
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
Banting Homestead Heritage Park

The 43-hectare (107-acre) Banting Family Homestead was the birthplace of Sir Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin. Banting was also Canada's first Nobel Prize winner. During Doors Open, come and explore exhibits, walk the legacy trail, enjoy lunch in the picnic area, see the historical farmhouse and drive shed, and learn more about Banting’s journey in the fight to combat diabetes.

Contact info

5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road
Alliston, Ontario


Year built: 1925
Building type:Educational facilityHistorical landmarkHistorical house

Dates/hours open

Sep 14, 10:00am - Sep 15, 04:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.