Due to the COVID-19 virus, Banting House National Historic Site will remain closed until further notice.
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About Banting House NHS

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.

Plan Your Visit

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.Shortcode

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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