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What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?

None come to mind; Montreal's diverse and cosmopolitan population means that virtually any product you seek is available.
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Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?

Not at all! There are clothing stores for every size, shape, age and fashion trend. Montreal is one the most popular cities for shopping in North America.
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What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?

Popular supermarkets/grocery stores include IGA, Loblaws, Metro and Provigo. There are also numerous convenience stores carrying many necessity items; these are also called Depanneur. Farmer’s Markets include the Marche Atwater, Marche Central, Marche Jean-Talon & Marche de l’Ouest. These markets are fascinating places to shop at. You can purchase fresh baked breads and pastries, and visit the vendors offering meats, fish, cheeses, fruits & vegetables etc.
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Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?

There are many places in Montreal to purchase household goods. Here are a few of the most popular:

  • IKEA

  • Brault & Martineau

  • Leons

  • Sears Department and Furniture Store

  • The Hudson Bay Company (a.k.a. The Bay)

  • Déco-Découverte

  • Home Depot Wal-Mart

  • Zellers and Winners

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What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?

As with any other city, you will want to consider your travel time and parking and /or proximity to public transportation. You may want to investigate whether your shop has a delivery program in place, as well as what its hours are.
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