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Pace Pharmacy is the best compounding pharmacy in Toronto.  We're a full service pharmacy filling all your regular prescriptions just like other drug stores!  But what makes us different is we also do specialty compounding and offer premium customer service, unlike all the other drug marts out there!  Communicate with us anytime via e-mail, phone, fax, or in person - we'll accommodate you!

We're the only fully equipped compounding pharmacy in downtown Toronto offering free local delivery, a selection of informational resources for customers, and a unique selection of high quality vitamins, supplements, and regular drug store items.

Come check us out in person!

Our high-tech compounding lab incudes a USP 797 compliant, ISO Class 4 environment suitable for sterile compounding.  Our staff have specialized training in aseptic and non-sterile pharmaceutical compounding from PCCA and Medisca.  These are just some of the reasons why many Doctors across Canada use our compounding services for their clinic and patients.

Browse our site to find out more, or you can e-mail us (, or even better, come visit us!

Ontario College of Pharmacists Accreditation # 302094

14 Isabella Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Owned by: The Pharmacy Network, Corp.

(Designated Manager: Adam Silvertown)


We are only authorized to ship medications within Canada, pursuant to a prescription from a licensed Canadian physician.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Time to plan ahead!!

The holidays are coming and that means you need to be aware of our holiday hours.  As always, we will be closed on all Statutory holidays and the Saturday attached to those holidays.  This means:

Thursday, December 25 to Sunday, December 28 = CLOSED

Thursday, January 1st = CLOSED

Also, we will be closing at 5pm (instead of 6pm), on both Christmas Eve (Dec 24) and New Year's Eve (Dec 31).

Should you have any questions or concerns about these dates, please give us a call directly.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Remember, as with all long weekends, we are closed this Saturday and the holiday Monday!

Tips for a natural, healthy Thanksgiving

It's true that the Thanksgiving celebration is all about abundance – and often about overabundance – although it doesn't always have to be that way.

While this holiday only comes around once a year, it is important not to splurge excessively, or at least to do so wisely. I have a few tips to help you celebrate Thanksgiving with a guilt-free feast, but without disrupting your healthy habits.

Get moving

Move it to lose it by exercising so you will burn off extra calories before you even start indulging in your favourite foods. Increase the amount or length of your fitness routine in the weeks ahead and especially the day of the feast. Also, make fitness a family activity: take a walk early in the day and then again after dinner. Exercise is a great way for families to spend time together.

Eat throughout the day

While you might think it makes sense to eat less during the day to allow yourself to splurge at dinner, eating a small meal in the morning can give you more control over your appetite and boost your metabolism. Start your day with a small but satisfying breakfast so you won't be starving by the time Thanksgiving dinner rolls around. Eating a nutritious meal with protein and fibre ahead of dinner will take the edge off your appetite and will allow you to be more selective in your food choices.

Pick your ingredients wisely

Whether you're hosting dinner or bringing a few dishes to share, make your recipes healthier by choosing organic ingredients and using less fat and sugar. Visit your local health food store where you can find ingredients grown without the use of pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. Also, use less fat and sugar to avoid adding unnecessary calories. For example, fat-free chicken broth can be used to baste the turkey and make gravy. Agave or stevia are also great substitutes for sugar that won't cause a severe spike in your blood sugar levels. These can be found at your local health food store.

Control your portions

Thanksgiving tables are beautiful displays of traditional family favourites. Before you fill your plate, look around the table and decide what you're going to select. Choose small portions of the dishes that only come around during the holiday so you can enjoy these traditional foods.

Remember, the most important part of Thanksgiving is spending time with your loved ones, and while food and drink are an essential part of the holiday, it's important that you focus your attention on your family.

And most importantly, have a safe, healthy and enjoyable holiday weekend!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Well, summer (if you can even call it that! :) is wrapping up.  This weekend is the Labour Day long weekend - things go back to "normal" for many of you.  Back to school, back to university or college, back to regular work days, and certainly back to the regular commute times!

That being said, as with all long weekends, we are closed on the Saturday and the holiday Monday.  We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Happy last-long-weekend-of-the-summer!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Have you heard about our online store affiliate, Health Snap?  Check out our goods at and shop from home, and have the items delivered directly to our store for pick up within 1 business day!! If you place your order in the morning, we might even be able to have it in store later that afternoon!!  It's a win-win for you!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Along with summer fun comes sunburns and bug bites. Here's how you can handle eight minor summer health emergencies.


Summer is in full swing, which means it's time for camping trips, backyard barbecues and more family fun. 

But a painful sunburn, scraped knee or other small health crisis can bring a good time to a screeching halt. Here's how to get back to enjoying summer.   

1. Your backyard lounger time is rudely interrupted by a hovering insect treating you like a snack. Your arm is now itching like crazy.


What to do

Apply an ice cube or a cool compress. Then slather on a soothing remedy such as calamine lotion, vinegar or a paste of baking soda and water. Peppermint oil (or, in a pinch, peppermint toothpaste) also works well. 

Dr. Carolyn DeMarco, a physician in Winlaw, B.C., who specializes in alternative health solutions, recommends using pure lavender oil to soothe the bite. If you react severely to bites, keep antihistamines or anti-inflammatories (such as ibuprofen) on hand. 


How this helps

Reducing inflammation reduces itching. Antihistamines stop your body from producing histamine – the compound that fights off foreign substances in your body. Though histamine is usually a good thing, in the case of a bug bite, the blood it sends to the affected area makes the bite itchier.


Seek medical attention if...

You feel dizzy or nauseated; that could indicate a severe allergic reaction. 


2. Your husband isn't the only one enjoying his book. When he tries to shoo the unwanted wasp away, he is promptly stung.


What to do

A wasp injects venom into the body. Wasp stings benefit from a cold compress or ice pack, but your husband should also lie down and lower the part of his body that was stung. Antihistamines can be helpful if the sting continues to hurt.


How this helps

Cooling the site of the bite helps stop the poison from spreading, as does lying down and keeping the stung area lower than the rest of the body. Simple gravity makes it harder for the poison to move into other parts of the body. 


Seek medical attention if...

He's been stung in the mouth or nose and he thinks the swelling may be blocking his airways. Take him to the emergency room immediately if he can't breathe properly, has a tightness in his throat or chest, is dizzy, breaks out in hives, faints, or is nauseous or vomiting. These symptoms could indicate an allergic reaction

3. A day spent sunbathing has left your teenage daughter in pain and looking bright red.


What to do

Apply cool cloths or have your daughter take frequent cool (not cold) showers or baths. Dr. Rae Lake, a Toronto-based physician, says alcohol-free moisturizing lotions are also helpful. "They're all pretty much the same, so go for the cheapest. If you can get something with aloe, that's even better." If your daughter is in pain, you can give her acetaminophen or ibuprofen. And remember that sunburns can cause dehydration, so she should drink lots of water.


How this helps

Lowering the body's temperature eases the heat of a sunburn. Peeling skin is inevitable, but lotions help relieve the itching and speed up the recovery. 


Seek medical attention if...

She's covered in blisters, she has a high fever or severe pain, or her burn hasn't calmed down after a few days.


4. A swim in the local pool has left your body feeling energized – and your ears full of water.


What to do

Tip your head or use the corner of a towel or facecloth to wick out the water lodged in your ears, says Lake, who practises at Wellpoint Health Centre in Toronto. Don't use cotton swabs: They'll only force the water deeper into your ears and irritate the canal, he says. You can also try quickly poking a finger in and out of your ear or tilting your head while putting your palm over the affected ear and pushing in and out. If your ear is still waterlogged, a few drops of a solution made with one part five per cent white vinegar and one part 95 per cent isopropyl alcohol could do the trick.


How this helps

Simple gravity encourages the water to drain. Putting a finger in your 

ear or using your palm creates a temporary vacuum that, when broken, allows the water to drain. The acid in the vinegar breaks down ear wax that may be trapping water in the ear canal, while the alcohol dries quickly, taking the water with it.


Seek medical attention if...

The water sits in your ear for more than three days. The skin in your ear will eventually break down because of the moisture, and that can lead to infection (called swimmer's ear).


5. While staking out your real estate at the beach, the wind picks up and sweeps sand into your eye.


What to do

Keep blinking to produce tears that naturally clean your eye. If you think something is still lurking, it might be under your upper eyelid. Wash your hands, then lift the lid and flush gently with cool water from a bottle, a water fountain or, if you're at home, a sink. 


How this helps

Rubbing your eye is an automatic reaction, but you could be pushing a microscopic rock over your eye's tender tissues. Your eyes produce tears when they're irritated by foreign objects, and these tears act as a natural flusher.


Seek medical attention if...

You're unable to flush out your eye with water or the sand won't go away.

6. A case of diarrhea has left your son spending more time sprinting to the washroom than playing Frisbee with the family in the park.


What to do

To help your son with his diarrhea, focus on replacing his lost fluids and salts. That means lots of water and diluted juice, along with saltines and pretzels. Lake recommends introducing the tried-and-true BRAT diet – bananas, rice, applesauce and toast – after a day or so. Once your son is on the road to recovery, he can eat what the rest of the family is eating, but keep fried and sweet dishes to a minimum until you're sure his digestion is trouble-free.


How this helps

The high sugar content in undiluted juice tends to aggravate diarrhea, while fried and fatty foods sit in the stomach. The idea is to let nature (ahem) run its course. 


Seek medical attention if...

His diarrhea is severe, or he's vomiting, won't drink enough liquids, is listless or is running a fever


7. Your son insisted on wearing his new, supercool sneakers – sans socks – on the family hike. He and his blisters had to limp home. 


What to do

Clean the blisters with soap and water, and expose them to air. Don't pop them and don't pull off the top layer of dead skin, because that could open the door to infection. 

If a blister does pop or your son has to wear shoes, apply an antibacterial ointment and cover the blister with an adhesive bandage. 

DeMarco says pure lavender oil doesn't just take the sting out of bug bites; it also heals blisters. "Lavender oil is the Swiss Army knife of essential oils," she says. "If you don't know what to use, go for lavender oil."


How this helps

Air helps blisters dry out. The deflated top skin protects the blister as it heals and acts as a cellular bridge that allows new cells to heal the site. 


Seek medical attention if...

The blister refuses to heal within 10 days, is painful or is accompanied by redness, red streaks or pus.


8. An afternoon doing tricks at the skateboard park left your daughter the envy of the neighbourhood kids. It also left a lovely scrape on her elbow. 


What to do

Gently clean the scrape with warm water to remove any debris, and apply a topical antibiotic. DeMarco recommends lavender oil as well. She also suggests using 400 IU of vitamin E once the scrape is healing and dry. Simply break open a capsule and drip the contents onto your daughter's scrape. If possible, don't cover the wound.


How this helps

Scrapes need to be kept clean to avoid infection, but covering them increases unwanted moisture when they need to dry out.


Seek medical attention if...

The scrape becomes more painful, swells, turns red or has a nasty discharge. Also see a doctor if your daughter is running a fever.


Telling Tales

Old wives aren't always right. Here are five common myths.


Myth: Wait an hour after you eat to go swimming.

Fact: This is not necessary. 


Myth: Put butter on a burn.

Fact: Butter holds in the heat and can cause infection.


Myth: Stand on one leg while shaking the other to get rid of water in your ear. 
Fact: Don't try this unless you want to look like a clown. 


Myth: Put raw steak on a black eye

Fact: Your eye could become contaminated by bacteria in the meat. Use an ice pack instead.


Myth: Clean a scrape with iodine, hydrogen peroxide or alcohol. 

Fact: All of these can actually cause tissue damage and impede skin's healing.


Friday, June 6, 2014

I can't believe it's been so long since our last update!! 

The Spring is basically gone, and we are on the verge of the official start of summer.  Remember to protect yourself when spending time outdoors - sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15, and protect yourself from insects!    Do you know which one to apply first?  Talk to us if you have any questions about how to do both!

Be sure to talk to us about having Pace Pharmacy manage your medications and prescription refills (if you haven't done so already!).

Talk to you soon ;)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Remember our holiday hours!

Friday, April 18 - we are closed for Good Friday

Saturday, April 19 - we are closed for the Good Friday weekend


Wednesday, March 26, 2014


With the official onset of spring, it only makes sense that we're starting to think about spring-cleaning—homes and closets, sure, but also our minds and bodies.

1. Drink water. Research shows that upping your water intake helps rev up your energy and digestion— and can even help give your skin a nice glow. Recommended amount: at least the amount equivalent to half your body weight in ounces. (So, if you're 140 pounds, drink 70 ounces of water a day – or just over 2 litres per day!.)

2. Load up on greens. Raw, steamed, sauteed, chopped, shredded—no matter how you eat them, they have lots of nutrients that will help make your skin glow, rid your body of toxins, and rev up your immune system. They're loaded with fiber and phytonutrients to help your organs do their best work. My favorites include frozen spinach blended in a smoothie for breakfast, hummus and veggies wrapped in a collard greens for lunch, and kale sauteed with coconut oil and sea salt as a side dish for dinner.

3. Read ingredients. If something is fat-free or low-calorie, that doesn't necessarily mean it's going to help you lose weight.  And if a food contains fat, that doesn't necessarily mean it’s going to make you gain weight. Many people believe: If you can't pronounce an ingredient, your body most likely won't be able to digest it, so focus on ingredients instead of nutrition facts. Your body will love you.

4. Sweat. You must sweat at least once a day. Choose an exercise that you love—dance, stretch class, biking, swimming—and do it just for 20 to 30 minutes per day. Sign up for a group class or pre-pay so you don’t have an excuse not to go. Pack your workout clothes with you when you go to work—or better yet, wear your workout tank under a blazer and you'll be half ready to hit the gym later on.

5. Rest. Sleep is one of the keys to a happy life—it refuels your body and brain. Your digestive system needs time to reboot, and your cells need time to regenerate. You only get one body in life, so you are as important as those late-night emails.

6. Cleanse. I’m talking about cleansing where you sleep (your bedroom), where you work (your office), where you bathe (your bathroom), and where you eat (your kitchen). A clean home, a gorgeous desk, and a kitchen stocked with good-for-you foods will help you feel and look amazing. Make your bedside table “Pinterest-worthy” (add a bud vase and place a fresh stem with a flower; keep it tidy). I bet your dreams will be more lucid and you may even get more restful, uncluttered sleep!

7. Feel your goal. Want toned arms so you can feel your best walking around this summer? Focus on the feeling of feeling fabulous, rather than the arms themselves. When you focus on how you want to feel, rather than the goal itself, it takes the pressure off and the goal so much more attainable. Write down three feelings and post it up in a place that you can see to hold you accountable.

What do you think—will you try any of these tips?

Friday, February 14, 2014


We hope you have wonderful Valentine's Day, and an excellent long weekend.

Please keep in mind, we are closed all weekend for the Family Day holiday weekend.  We will re-open with regular hours on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.



Monday, January 20, 2014

First of all, Happy New Year!! Just a little late, but we just finished celebrating ;)

Some people call today "Blue Monday" otherwise known as the most depressing day of the year - the Monday of the last full week of January. 

The holidays have passed, bills need to be paid, the weather is cold, and the sun isn't around so much. Some people may even suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

A few tips from Health Canada include:

- If you are already active, try to maintain or increase your level of physical activity.
- Exercise outdoors during daylight hours.
- If indoors, exercise by a window.
- Build activity into your lifestyle, for example, by taking the stairs or public transit and walking part of the way to work.

Keep these tips in mind as we enter this cold spell.  Keep an eye on your friends, family, and neighbours, and stay healthy!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Happy Holidays!

All of us at Pace Pharmacy would like to wish you and your families a happy, healthy holiday season, and a wonderful new year.

Please take note of our holiday hours, and please plan accordingly:

Tuesday, December 24th - Closing at 5pm

Wednesday, December 25th - Closed for Christmas Day

Thursday, December 26th - Closed for Boxing Day

Tuesday, December 31st - Closing at 5pm

Wednesday, January 1st - Closed for New Years Day

See you in 2014!!!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

We're cyber-growing!  Check out our new e-store affiliate:

From this website you can shop online for most of your health and beauty needs - especially products that we don't carry in store.  Select Pace Pharmacy as your home store and your products will be sent directly to the store for you to pick up, free of charge!!  Check it out today!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Just a reminder, we will be closed this weekend for Turkey day...I mean Thanksgiving ;)

As with all long weekends we are closed this Saturday, October 12th and the holiday Monday, October 14th.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, September 28, 2013

No matter what your age, you can stay at your personal best with these expert tips:

1. Get moving

Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy body and brain.

2. Stay social

Take a class, volunteer, play games, see old friends, and make new ones.

3. Bulk up

Eat beans and other high-fiber foods for digestive and heart health.

4. Add some spice

Add herbs and spices to your meals if medications dull your taste buds.

5. Stay balanced  

Practice yoga or tai chi to improve agility and prevent falls.

6. Take a hike

Brisk daily walks this September can bolster both your heart and lungs.

7. Sleep well

Talk to a sleep specialist if you don’t sleep soundly through the night.

8. Beat the blues

If you’ve been down for a while, see a doctor. Depression can be treated.

9. Don’t forget

To aid your memory, make lists, follow routines, slow down, and organize.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Not only is it Back To School season, but the last long weekend of the summer is finally here!  Enjoy it, have fun, and stay safe!

Remember we are closed on Saturday, Aug. 31st and Monday, Sept. 2nd.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Probiotics = For Life

Bacteria is not a dirty word even though we have been taught that it is something to disinfect and get rid of.  In fact, inside each of us is many trillions of bacteria, most of which live in the gut.  This is about 10 times the number of cells in our body!  The bacteria that grow naturally in the intestinal tract aid in the nourishment and defense not only of the digestive tract but of the whole body.  The "good" bacteria are known as probiotics which actually translates to "for life". PRobiotics help our bodies recognize and defeat any harmful bacteria or pathogens we may ingest.  They protect us. When there is an imbalance in your good bacteria, your gut becomes compromised and your health can become out of sync.  Taking probiotics is one of many things you can do to help ensure your gut is working well.

Ask us about our high quality probiotics in store today!

Friday, August 2, 2013

It's the long weekend!!!

This is a reminder that Pace Pharmacy is closed on all long weekends.  This means:

Saturday, August 3rd we are closed

Monday, August 5th we are closed

Have a safe and happy long weekend!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

In Toronto, we are right in the middle of some extremely hot weather and an extreme heat alert:

Here Are Adam's Tips for Preventing Dehydration:

The easiest way to avoid dehydration is drink lots of water, obviously.  Drink as much as 6-8 glasses a day is the typical recommendation.  Most people don’t normally come close to this level.  Here are some tips to help get you there:

·         Rehydrate first thing in the morning:  Drinking a glass of cold water first thing in the morning not only helps with rehydrating after a long sleep, it can also help to speed up your metabolism

·         Have a glass of water before meals:   Drinking water before meals helps with hydration and can also help prevent overeating.

·         Hydrate before, during, and after exercise:  Depending on the nature of exertion, start 2 hours before and then keep drinking regularly, every 20 minutes or so, during exercise as well as immediately following

·         Stay hydrated while at work:  Even when working indoors, it’s important to keep fluids handy.

So, stay hydrated! And look after your friends, neighbours, family, and coworkers!

Monday, June 17, 2013

The telephone issues we experienced around 3:40pm have been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  As always, you can reach us via email ( or tweet us @pacepharmacy

Thanks for understanding.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day to all the dads, and dads-to-be! 

We hope you celebrate in a way that makes you happy. 



Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's that time of year again!  That's right, the Victoria Day long weekend is upon us.  As with all long weekends, we will be closed so that we may also enjoy this wonderful time of year :)

This weekend:

Saturday, May 18th we will be closed

Monday, May 20th we will be closed.

We reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, May 21st.

We hope you and yours have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!  Remember, if you're heading up north, the bugs are out and it's important to protect yourselves.  Here's some information on Insect Bites for you to educate yourself.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ever wondered "What are omega-3 fats?"

There are two groups of fats that our bodies can’t make, omega-6’s and omega-3’s. These two groups have very different properties. Most omega-6 fats promote inflammation, while omega-3’s decrease it. For that reason, taking more omega-3’s might help prevent or treat health problems that are associated with inflammation. Some examples of these include heart disease, diabetes, asthma, chronic infections, chronic lung disease, cancer, and autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The American Heart Association recommends omega-3’s at high doses for treatment of high triglycerides.

Our ancestors probably ate close to the same amounts of omega-3’s and omega-6’s, but now people average about 25 times more omega 6’s than omega 3’s. Fast foods, partially hydrogenated fats, most meats, and dairy products can all contribute to increased inflammation in the body.

We carry a wide selection of Omega-3 supplements. Come in today and get yours! 


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Here's to wishing you a safe and happy long weekend.  Whatever you celebrate, we hope you enjoy your time off.  We know we will ;)

We will be closed on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 for the Good Friday/Easter long weekend.  Please plan ahead.

All the best,



Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Today I was talking with someone and he mentioned he was feeling slightly dizzy.  After a discussion to gather some more information and rule out possible causes, I determined that he was slightly dehydrated. This leads me to my Tip Of The Day:

Water is excellent for the body and good health. Water helps flush out toxins and other unwanted things lingering in the body. Water also replenishes fluids that help lubricate the internal body, keeps you hydrated, reduces hunger, which helps with weight loss, and helps to make skin look smooth and young. If you are not used to drinking water, it may seem hard at first, but very quickly, you will enjoy the clean, refreshed way it makes you feel. At a minimum, you should drink 64 ounces (8- 8 ounce glasses) a day or more if you can, especially if you participate in an exercise program.  If all that didn't convince you, just remember that too little water can cause dehydration.


     -  Adam, RPh



Monday, February 11, 2013

Don't forget about Valentine's Day!! Now is the time to to come in and grab your Valentine that special card he/she deserves!

Also, with the long Family Day weekend coming up, please consider our store hours.  As with all long weekends, we will be closed on the Saturday and the actual holiday.  That means:

Saturday, February 16 = Closed

Monday, February 18 = Closed

Enjoy your long weekend and we hope you have recovered from the snow storm from last Friday.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Flu season is in full effect.  Remember to take care of yourself to help prevent getting sick.  Things you can do include:

- get plenty of rest

- wash your hands...then wash them again

- avoid touching your face

- drink plenty of fluids

- take your vitamins!

If you do get sick, remember to take precautions to minimize the risk of infecting people you come in contact with - including family members, friends, and co-workers.  Talk to Pace Pharmacy staff for more tips on staying healthy and feeling better.


Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Pace Pharmacy would like to wish you and yours a very happy and healthy new year!  All the best in 2013!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

It's that time of year again!  With the holiday season(s) upon us, it's time to be thinking about all those people you have get gifts for and show your appreciation.  To help you with that, we have put ALL SIGG PRODUCTS ON SALE for the entire month of December.  Get 20% off any SIGG product purchased this month (in stock only). This includes all bottles, mugs, caps, sleeves, etc!!  These are perfect stocking stuffers or even a great gift for 1 night of Hanukkah!

Keep in mind our holiday schedule is as follows:

     Tuesday, December 25       = CLOSED

     Wednesday, December 26 = CLOSED

     Saturday, December 29       = CLOSED

     Tuesday, January 1st            = CLOSED

Have a safe and happy holiday season, from all of us at Pace Pharmacy!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Happy Halloween from Pace Pharmacy

Monday, October 1, 2012

Can you believe it's already October 1st?  Well, I can't.

That means next week is already Thanksgiving and another long weekend for us :)  So, please take note of these hours for the holiday weekend:

   Saturday, October 6th   Closed

Monday, October 8th   Closed


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall or autumn is barely underway and I'm seeing lots of people with signs and symptoms of the common cold.  It's not even officially flu season yet but with the fluctuating temperatures, it is important to start taking precautions to help prevent yourself from getting sick.

Hand washing. Hand washing. Hand washing.  I can't stress it enough.  Especially before eating or touching your face.

Also, you may want to consider taking something that will help stimulate your immune system if you feel like you might be coming down with a cold.  Cold FX, echinacea, vitamin C, and zinc are just a few suggestions.  Feel free to talk to me about these when you visit.



Thursday, August 30, 2012

Please remember we will be closed for the Labour Day long weekend.  That means:

Saturday, September 1, 2012 - Closed

Monday, September 3, 2012 - Closed

We are back on Tuesday, September 4th with regular hours.

Have a safe and happy long weekend!  And to those who are going back to school...enjoy your last weekend of freedom :)


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Can you belive it's already nearing the end of August?  Anyone else notice how the days are already getting shorter?  At this time or year, many people suffer from allergies.  Even those people who have never had allergies in previous years, may begin experiencing allergy symptoms later in life!

Ragweed blooms in mid-August (or about last week!). Millions of allergy sufferers notice increased sneezing and wheezing, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma &  Immunology (AAAI).

Here's some Ragweed facts for you:

  • Each ragweed plant produces 1 billion pollen grains per season
  • These pollen grains can travel hundreds of miles
  • Urban allergy sufferers are impacted by ragweed growing in many un-kept areas (roadsides, vacant lots, etc).

Symptoms of "Hay Fever"

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy and/or runny nose
  • Swollen, itchy, watery eyes
  • "Hay Fever" is sometimes called Allergic Rhinitis.

Here are Adam's tips for allergy sufferers to help reduce their exposure to ragweed:

  • Keep windows closed at all times to prevent pollen from getting inside.  Use air conditioning because it cleans, cools,a nd dries the air.
  • Minimize time spent outdoors - pollen is at it's worst between 10am and 4pm
  • Keep car windows closed when driving
  • Since pollen can collect on hair and skin - take a shower after spending time outside.
  • Avoid hanging clothes, linens, etc. outside to dry as pollen can collect on them.

Also, if you choose to take allergy medication to manage your symptoms, speak with your pharmacist to get some tips on the best way and time to take your medication.

Check this out for more information.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

We hope you have been staying cool over these past couple weeks.  The heat is definitely here and seems like it's here to stay.  Remember to avoid dehydration by drinking lots of fluids on those scorching hot days!  Here's some information on Healthy Hydration.


      Saturday, July 21st, the store will be open from 1pm to 5pm.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.  Remember you can always email or call and leave a voicemail after hours.



Oops!!!  I accidentally lost all previous blog posts :(

I'm very sorry, but we'll keep updating and grow the blog from scratch once again!!

 - Adam


Pace Pharmacy is accreditated by the Ontario College of Pharmacists (#302094).  The designated manager is A. Silvertown, RPh, BScPhm, BSc.

We do not sell prescription medications without a prescription written by a Canadian medical doctor.  We do not ship anything outside of Canada.


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Certified organic chocolate not only tastes heavenly, but it also has recognized antioxidants such as flavonoids and phenols. These antioxidants protect against heart disease and slow the oxidation of cholesterol, thus preventing a dangerous buildup of artery-blocking plaque.

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