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Banting House National Historic Site of Canada

Banting House in London, Ontario, holds special meaning for the many thousands of diabetics whose lives have been changed by the discovery of Insulin.

Banting House in London, Ontario, holds special meaning for the many thousands of diabetics whose lives have been changed by the discovery of Insulin. It was here, on October 31, 1920 — at two in the morning, to be precise — that Dr. Frederick Banting awoke with the idea that would turn into the life-saving medical treatment. Banting lived at this large brick home for ten months before moving to Toronto to start research on insulin. The site today is home to the Canadian Diabetes Association’s London office, and was designated a national historic site in 1997. Visitors can learn all about Banting who, in addition to his role in the discovery of insulin, served in the First World War with the Canadian Army Medical Corps as a medic. Wounded during the 1918 Battle of Cambrai, he continued to tend to wounded soldiers for sixteen hours, for which he was award the Military Cross.

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada

Canadian Diabetes Association
442 Adelaide Street North London Ontario N6B 3H8

Admission

Adults: $5
Seniors: $4
Students: $4
Family: $12
Children (under five): FREE
Groups: $60

Hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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