Due to the COVID-19 virus, Banting House National Historic Site will remain closed until further notice.
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Under the stewardship of Diabetes Canada, Banting House National Historic Site of Canada creates public awareness and understanding of the national historic significance of Sir Frederick Banting and preserves the commemorative integrity of Banting House, the birthplace of insulin, for the benefit of the people of Canada.

The museum celebrates not only a great Canadian discovery, but the life and career of Sir Frederick Grant Banting (1891-1941). Come celebrate the most important Canadian medical discovery of the twentieth century and experience the life of the man you thought you knew.

Admission Fees:
Adult                                  $6.00
Student/Senior                 $5.00
Children (5-12)                 $3.00
Family                                $15.00
Group (min 15 people)   $70.00


Tuesday-Friday        12:00pm – 4:00pm

Saturday & Sunday  11:00am – 4:00pm

Directions and Parking:

GPS Coordinates: 42.990005, -81.231913

From the 401:
– Exit onto Highbury Avenue North.
– Turn left onto Hamilton Road.
– Turn right onto Adelaide Street North.
– Banting House is just north of Dundas Street on the right.

There is a small free parking lot directly behind the museum, accessible off of Queens Avenue. If that lot is full, there is paid parking available at the lot behind the museum, off of Queens Avenue, Elizabeth Street, and Adelaide Street.


If you  are planning to come with a large group (10+), we encourage you to contact us in advance to book your tour.

We recommend 1 hour to experience the museum. Guided tours available upon arrival, no bookings necessary.

Currently only the first floor of our museum is wheelchair accessible, but we are working towards the installation of an elevator. If you would like to support this effort, click here for more information.

For general inquiries and tour booking, please contact us at banting@diabetes.ca

Contact Museum Curator Grant Maltman directly at grant.maltman@diabetes.ca

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  1. I agree with the importance of the life of Dr. Banting. Without his contribution to the discovery of insulin, it’s possible that hundreds of thousands of diabetics would have died the miserable death of T1D. I’ve been one of those diagnosed with T1D for over 45 years and have gained a sincere appreciation of the work of Dr. Banting, Mr. Best, and Dr. McLeod. Dr. Banting’s life will always be remembered as the person who gave life to those who faced a life of starvation and ultimately a painful death. While not a cure for T1D, Dr. Banting gave us a treatment which has allowed us to live nearly normal lives.
    We’re going to be in Detroit and Mackinac Island this summer but we can’t visit London because of my expired passport. There will be, one day, a trip to London to see where the idea was developed and the Univ. of Toronto where the idea became a reality.

  2. SO Awesome! I read a lot about Banting today and who he was. I want to thank “Google” for posting that it was his birthday as I would not of know he discovered Insulin and has saved millions of lives!

  3. Both of my daughters have Type 1 Diabetes. We hope to someday visit Banting House to honour him, our biggest hero. Without his life-saving discovery I would have lost my oldest daughter 14 years ago just before her 6th birthday and my second daughter 17 months ago around her 15th birthday. Instead I am watching them grow into fine young women, both very passionate about Type 1 research and both working towards fulfilling their dreams!

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