The Stuart Ellis Pharmacy is a time-honoured downtown Collingwood business. It has been in business on Hurontario Street for over three-quarters of a century. The original drug store was opened in 1945 by Stuart Ellis, just a few doors down from its current location. Stuart ran the store for almost 30 years before handing it over to Eugene Peycha in 1973. In 1986, Gene moved the business to its current location, which was formally the hardware store. He ran the business for more than 33 years before passing it on to his daughter Lesley Paul in 2006. Chad Edwardes then purchased it in 2013. In 2020, Melissa and John Foden and Ryan Fullerton became the new owners of the pharmacy. It remains a local family-owned and operated pharmacy, and they are pleased that Lesley and Chad remain working with them as they continue the pharmacy’s commitment to providing efficient and knowledgeable service as well as having an empathetic attitude toward their patients. 

The original store housed a soda fountain and the pharmacists made the prescriptions from scratch. While there is no mixing of any sodas today, some medications are still made by hand in the compounding lab. For patients who cannot find a commercially available medication in a strength or dosage form that’s right for them, the pharmacists can work together with their physician to make a unique and individualized product. Their mission is to provide the highest quality prescription products coupled with education and individualized care to meet each patient’s healthcare needs and improve their quality of life. 

Medications are only part of the way the pharmacy is dedicated to improving one’s quality of life. The pharmacy recognizes that there is no place like home, and a healthcare challenge shouldn’t stop one from enjoying it. They have an extensive home health care department and a home health care consultant to support clients to not only live but thrive at home safely and comfortably. The home health care department contains products such as: orthopedic and sports braces, compression stockings, mobility aids, breast pumps, bathroom safety products, ostomy and incontinence supplies, and wound care and skincare products. If purchasing equipment is not an option or necessary, they do offer a Medical Equipment Rental Program that provides a monthly rental period for select equipment needs. 

Stuart Ellis Pharmacy is committed to ensuring one’s health and well-being. This includes general wellness products to help you look and feel your best and a giftware section to help heal the soul. Their goal is to honour the past but continue to stay fresh, bringing in new product lines while supporting other local and Canadian businesses. You can now find Serendipity Candles, Chilly Moose drinkware, BeansDeep Coffee and Sun Bum amongst their large selection of every day and seasonal items.

There’s something for everyone at Stuart Ellis Pharmacy!

Stuart Ellis Pharmacy

169 Hurontario St., Collingwood, ON, L9Y 2M1
705-445-4711   |
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