Banting House Canada, London

Banting House

Banting House is known as “The Birthplace of Insulin.” Located at 442 Adelaide St. N. in London, Ontario, Canada, it is the house where Sir Frederick Banting woke up at two o’clock in the morning on October 31st, 1920 with the idea that led to the discovery of insulin.

Since 1984, the house has been a museum dedicated to Banting’s discovery and his life. An addition at the back houses the London & District Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association. For many that have been touched by diabetes, the house is an emotional reminder of Banting’s scientific contribution that saved their lives or the lives of their loved ones.