Stuart Ellis Pharmacy

Our Store and History

Our Store

Stuart Ellis IDA Pharmacy is a family owned and operated business providing specialized services to the Collingwood, Thornbury, Stayner, and Wasaga Beach community since 1945. Over the last 75 years we have been able to grow and expand the services we offer to our patients.

We are proud to offer:

  • Prescription and over the counter products
  • Custom medication packaging to simplify the consumption of your medications
  • Customized Prescription Compounding
  • Medication Reviews
  • Diabetic Medication Reviews/Training
  • Smoking Cessation Programs
  • Weight Loss/Weight Management Programs
  • Home Health Care and Wound Care supplies
  • Ostomy products from our large inventory and service from our trained compassionate staff
  • A large front shop with herbal products, homeopathic products, cosmetics and specialty gifts
  • In-town delivery
  • Self-serve blood pressure kiosk
  • Proper disposal of expired medications and sharps containers
Personal service is the key to our success. The pharmacy is staffed with the goal of providing fast, friendly and knowledgeable service to each of our patients.

Our History

Stuart Ellis Pharmacy has been in business 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 on Hurontario St. 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, formally the hardware store and 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 Foden and Ryan Fullerton became the new owners of the pharmacy and along with manager John Foden, they continue the pharmacy's commitment to providing efficient and knowledgeable service as well as having an empathetic attitude towards their patients and customers.

Our original store housed a soda fountain and the pharmacists made the prescriptions from scratch. While we do not mix any sodas today, we still make some medications by hand. For patients who cannot find the drug, strength or dosage form that's right for them, our pharmacists can work together with their physician to make a product that is unique and individualized.

It is our mission 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. We are dedicated to caring for our patients as individuals.