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