Banting Homestead Heritage Park

SFBLF Diabetes Management and Education Centre – Banting Homestead Heritage Park

Visit a unique Canadian historic site, the birthplace of Sir Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin and Canada’s first Nobel Laureate. Enjoy historic and new buildings at the 107-acre Banting Homestead Heritage Park. Tour the Diabetes Management and Education Centre, hub of the Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation’s programs to Fight Diabetes and Preserve a Legacy. The venue showcases artifacts, paintings, prints, and manuscripts created by or relating to Sir Frederick. Learn about diabetes and how to reduce your risks. Follow the discovery of insulin, see a selection of Sir Frederick’s art, learn some fun facts about the Nobel Prize, increase your knowledge of a great Canadian heritage.

Location: 5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road (3rd Concession of Essa), Alliston, Ontario. From Barrie or Toronto, take Hwy 400 to Hwy 89; then 16km West to Alliston to the Sir Frederick Banting Road; then north for 1.2km. The site is on the East side.

Open Hours: Year round for the scheduled School Tours Program, other groups and Diabetes Classes Program registrants. General public opening from May to October on Tuesdays from 11am to 4pm and the first and third weekends of each month: Saturday 11am – 4pm, Sunday 1pm – 4pm. Closed mid-December to 2nd week of January.

Groups: Advance scheduling is required. Please call Nicole at 705-440-7126.

Admission: Admission free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Facilities: Wheelchair access; ample free parking; picnic area

Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation


5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road (3rd Concession of Essa)
P.O. Box 137
Alliston, ON L9R 1T9
Phone number: 
+1 (705) 440-7126
Fax number: 
+1 (705) 435-0111

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