Sir Frederick Banting Homestead
Frederick (Fred) Banting (titled "Sir" as a Knight Commander of the British Empire in 1924 under agreement with Canada) was one of Canada’s most famous medical scientists and a co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1923. He was born on 14 November 1891 on the farm under study. His birth occurred in a ground-floor bedroom of a clapboard farmhouse (not extant) that was located on the subject property.
Today, the 107-acre farm contains a farmstead consisting of a brick, two-storey brick house that was rebuilt in 1925 from some materials and parts of the foundation of an earlier evolved farmhouse, a wood barn and a piggery built c1917 after a fire, a wood hen house (date undetermined), a brick octagonal machine shed (1918) and a garage (date undetermined).
For more information on the Banting Homestead Heritage Designation Click here.
Interest in the Banting Homestead restoration project has been overwhelming! Many local tradespersons have come forward with offers to assist in various aspects of the restoration.
In order to ensure that the project is undertaken in the most cost efficient and effective manner, the Town has engaged Lord Cultural Resources to complete a Master Plan for the property. Now that the property is in public ownership, it is important to develop an overall plan for the use of the entire property and for the ongoing maintenance and restoration work required in respect of the buildings.
Master Plan Proposal
Phase 1 Assessment and Opportunities Report (Jan 24, 2009)
Banting Homestead Master Plan (Final - June 2009)
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A new addition to our website report is the fundraising thermometer that will be updated on a regular basis. Please visit often to monitor our progress.
To make a donation:
Donations to the Banting Homestead fundraising campaign for the repair and maintenance of the buildings will be received at the Town of New Tecumseth, 10 Wellington Street East, P.O. Box 910, Alliston, ON L9R 1A1.
Please make your cheque payable to
“Town of New Tecumseth – Banting Homestead”.
Be sure to include your return mailing address and a charitable tax receipt will be sent to you by mail.
Donations may be made in person by cash, cheque or interac at the Town of New Tecumseth Administration Center, 10 Wellington Street East, Alliston during regular business hours.
Donations can now be made online by clicking on the Donate Button below:
Thank you for your interest in preserving the Banting Homestead.