The Banting House National Historic Site

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Home to Sir Frederick Banting, the Banting House is also known as the Birthplace of Insulin among other names. Curated by Grant Waltman, the Banting House not only finds itself as one of the national historic places of Canada, but the house has also been converted into a fascinating house museum. Visitors get the chance to glimpse through artifacts and materials that allow them to discover and learn more about Banting’s life including his involvement in World War II. An apothecary, a medicine cabinet and a desk are some of the things you can browse through. The garden of the house also features two sculptures dedicated to Banting and his discovery of insulin. Visitors also get the chance to view the replica of the Nobel medal awarded to him. If you are in the mood to glance at a slice of history and learn more about the man who changed the lives of millions of people all over the world, then certainly head to to The Banting House.

Location:  442 Adelaide Street North

Business hours:  Tu-Sa 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.