A work in progress. SFBLF will continue to enhance exhibits and features at the site to ensure an informative, welcoming venue for all.
Exterior exercise equipment added to the Trail in late summer. Custom built ‘heat-sealed’ doors added to the octagonal Drive Shed.
New heating, lighting capability added to the octagonal Drive Shed.
The Banting Legacy exercise Trail around the building envelope added in the Spring. The Legacy Trail connects with the ‘safety walkway’. Exterior information exhibits and more trees added to the Trail. Legacy Garden patio and new flagpole installed.
New interior exhibits designed and installed. Picnic tables added. Parks Canada heritage plaque added to front of property. A ‘safety walkway’ is installed across the southern front section of the park.
The first stage of a new Heritage Exhibit building with barrier-free facilities is completed on May 31, 2013 and officially opens on Banting Day, November 9, 2013.
The Farmhouse is restored under the leadership of SFBLF using funds raised through an early campaign by the Town of New Tecumseth and subsequent funds raised by SFBLF. The Farmhouse officially opens to the public at the annual Banting Day/World Diabetes Day celebration held on November 10, 2012.
The Octagonal Drive Shed is restored with funds raised by the Rotary Club of Alliston, the Alliston Lions Club and SFBLF.
The Town of New Tecumseth purchases the property and names it the Banting Homestead Heritage Park.
Edward Banting dies and bequeaths the entire farmstead to an historical organization.