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Rexall is really pushing these highly visible stores. Church/Wellesley, Spadina/College, Church/Front. They are really trying to stay up on Shoppers level.
 

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Agreed. Too many pharmacies. Hopefully this goes on Lower Church and not along Front.

I agree this is not very exciting, but on a practical level, both the Shopper's Drug Marts nearby are horribly stocked and expensive. This should at least provide an alternative.
 

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Metro, No Frills and also Loblaws (on Jarvis) all have Pharmacies. There are also pharmacies on lower Sherbourne and one on The Esplanade, near Jarvis. Then you also have a pharmacy in the PATH Galleria at Front & Yonge, so that's a lot of pharmacies, all within a very small area. Basically, there are pharmacies within a few blocks, in every direction. I would much rather see a nice bakery, restaurant or some kind of other retail on this important corner.
 

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Metro, No Frills and also Loblaws (on Jarvis) all have Pharmacies. There are also pharmacies on lower Sherbourne and one on The Esplanade, near Jarvis. Then you also have a pharmacy in the PATH Galleria at Front & Yonge, so that's a lot of pharmacies, all within a very small area. Basically, there are pharmacies within a few blocks, in every direction. I would much rather see a nice bakery, restaurant or some kind of other retail on this important corner.

Sobey's has a pharmacy too. How do all these pharmacies even stay in business!?
 

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Pharmacies carry just about everything, hence why they can all stay in business.
 

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Sobey's has a pharmacy too. How do all these pharmacies even stay in business!?

Drugs are big business. They have us all convinced we cannot function as normal human beings without some sort of "aid".

1. Convince everyone they are "sick", even if they are healthy.
2. There's a pill for that.
3. Profit.
 

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What would be really, really nice to see is an upper-end restaurant similar to those on the north side of Wellington directly opposite Berczy park.
 

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Drugs are big business. They have us all convinced we cannot function as normal human beings without some sort of "aid".

1. Convince everyone they are "sick", even if they are healthy.
2. There's a pill for that.
3. Profit.

Not just drugs either. 80% of the space inside these "pharmacies" act as convenience stores more than drug stores. According to my aunt who manages a Shoppers in Calgary, cosmetics alone make 30-40% of their profit. I guess people like the multiple locations on every block since it's so convenient to find one.

I'll be the first to do go a drug store for 2L of Coke, milk, and bread before Loblaws.
 

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Not just drugs either. 80% of the space inside these "pharmacies" act as convenience stores more than drug stores. According to my aunt who manages a Shoppers in Calgary, cosmetics alone make 30-40% of their profit. I guess people like the multiple locations on every block since it's so convenient to find one.

I'll be the first to do go a drug store for 2L of Coke, milk, and bread before Loblaws.

Agreed, I use Shoppers as a convenience store. For light grocery purchases and household items it's much quicker than wading into a large store like Loblaws.
 

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There are also a lot of elderly people who live in the co-ops along The Esplanade who probably give these pharmacies a lot of business.
 

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Shoppers just got bought by Loblaws and I wonder if the lower food prices will remain and if more Loblaws products will pop up. Loblaws in effect took out an upstart in groceries, small as it was but with so many multiple locations. I definitely welcomed the new one at King and Tecumseh Minto building.
 

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