A quarter century. Silver anniversary. Nine thousand, one hundred and twenty-five days. Any way you say it twenty-five years is a long time to be in one place! To Shoppers Drug Mart’s Kingsway location at Royal York and Bloor, all of us here at the Kingsway BIA would like to say an adamant and heartfelt, HAPPY SILVER ANNIVERSARY!
Around the city, we see businesses come and go and we barely bat an eye. Here in the Kingsway we have an extensive track record of longevity. While we always lament the lost and welcome the new to our great neighbourhood, we also fervently applaud those businesses that have stood the test of time. For Barry Phillips and his team, the last quarter century has been thoroughly enjoyable and they have undergone quite a few metamorphoses over the years to accommodate their growing clientele.
Way back in the 1950’s, 3010 Bloor Street West housed a fair-sized S.S. Kresge Co., a juggernaut department store in its prime, which wrapped around a Toronto Dominion Bank on the North East corner of Bloor and Royal York. Fast-forward to 1992, when Shopper’s Drug Mart opened their doors, using an updated but still similar façade to the old Kresge store but also expanded into the corner lot to create a larger retail space. Since then, a modern second story has been added in order to introduce new departments and a larger array of products, all the while preserving the historic feel of the building, even keeping the clock and bank emblem above the corner entrance.
Today, Shopper’s Drug Mart at 3010 Bloor Street West offers a full food section, BeautyBOUTIQUE, Canada Post office, beautyRx Skin Care, passport photo capabilities, and everything else you need all in one place. With the integration of the Shoppers and Weston/Loblaw brands, so many new products are now available as well, such as the Joe Fresh line of cosmetics and accessories, and President’s Choice food items. What customers seem to rave the most about though, is the wonderful pharmacy staff, who are knowledgeable and friendly!
We are so proud to have Barry and his exceptional staff as part of our fabulous, supportive neighbourhood! Again, congratulations on this amazing milestone!
For store hours and a full description of products and services, visit https://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/Store-Locator/store/808