Welcome!

We invite you to visit our Diabetes Management and Education Centre in Alliston Ontario, Canada at the Banting Homestead Heritage Park (BHHP), the historic birthplace of Sir Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin and Canada’s first Nobel Laureate.

The BHHP is located at 5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road, Alliston, ON, L9R 1V2.

All activities are free of charge and donations are welcome.

We are now on our off season visiting hours which are by available appointment.
Please contact Kait at: info@bantinglegacy.ca and we will do our best to accomodate you.

Book a time for a : Visit/ Tour/ Educational Webinar

Open Season Hours staring Spring 2024!

Banting Legacy Walking Trail, outdoor exhibits, monuments, exercise equipment, percussion musical instruments, Legacy Gardens, engraved paver patio and picnic area are available to all daily from dawn to dusk.

After you visit our site

We would greatly appreciate receiving your views , pleae email them to info@bantinglegacy.ca  Your input helps us to assess impact and to identify opportunities for improvement. Thank you in advance for your help and your wonderful community support.

Ways to Visit

In addition to a scheduled visit for your family and friends, SFBLF offers School Tour, and Group Tour programs. Joggers, dog walkers, and pram pushers use the Legacy Trail daily.

You can also plan a catered meeting for your service club, church or special interest group.

For details of these options, please review the Programs section of this website or contact us at info@bantinglegacy.ca or Tel: 705-435-0111

Special Events

SFBLF hosts a number of annual events throughout the year at our Diabetes Management and Education Centre (DMEC) and other locations; e.g., Doors Open (September), Banting Legacy Week (November), with the addition of new events planned for next year.  If you would like to receive an email notification for any of our Events, we will be pleased to add you to our notification list.

Exhibits

Many exhibits at our Diabetes Management and Education Centre (DMEC) are based on paintings, prints, artefacts, manuscripts and memorabilia created by, or relating to, Sir Frederick Banting the scientist, inventor, artist, war hero and Nobel Laureate.. Others, for example,  describe the Discovery of Insulin and the lasting impact, what it is like to live with diabetes, the farmstead evolution and illustrate the many SFBLF programs and the resulting impact.

The displays are assembled in various ‘storylines’ to inform and inspire. The storylines have been prepared, in part, to support the “Expected Outcomes” of the Ontario school system curriculum for health, history, science, culture and heritage. The majority of the exhibits are displayed in the historic Banting Farmhouse, built in 1925 by Thompson Banting and restored in 2011-2012 by SFBLF, but there are informative Exhibits also in the Reception building, historic Octagonal Drive Shed and along the Legacy Trail.

The Banting Homestead Heritage Park (BHHP) is an historic site of national interest and the site of the Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation (SFBLF) Diabetes Management and Education Centre (DMEC). In addition to a wide array of scheduled educational programs, the site offers a range of excellent film, video and photographic opportunities. SFBLF requires all commercial groups to protect the commemorative integrity of the site while ensuring visitors and program participants are not impacted.

We depend on 100 % on  donations to pursue our goal of fighting diabetes and preserving a legacy.