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

You can ask co-workers and friends whether the item you want to bring is affordable or even available in Toronto. In addition, because Toronto residents reflect such diversity, there’s a great possibility that an ethnic or specialty store may cater to your requirements. For example, Toronto has the largest Portuguese community in North America, and one of the largest Italian communities outside of Italy.

Little India, on Gerrard Street near Coxwell Avenue, offers exotic and affordable restaurants, clothing and grocery stores to explore. Greek Town, along Danforth Avenue, offers similar diversions. There are also several distinct Chinatowns in the GTA. These include Gerrard and Broadview, Spadina and Dundas in the mid-town area and Agincourt, Mississauga and Markham in the surrounding area.
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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. Also bear in mind that of all the places in the world, Toronto is where you'll find the Bata Shoe Museum, which showcases over 10,000 pairs of shoes!
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What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?

Supermarkets/grocery stores include IGA, Sobey’s, Fortinos, Dominion, The Barn, Ultra Mart, Food Basics and No Frills. There are also numerous convenience stores that carry many necessity items. Farmer’s Markets include the St. Lawrence Farmer’s Market, St. Lawrence Market South and Kensington Market. The markets are fascinating places to shop at. You can purchase fresh baked breads and pastries, uncut fish, meat and inexpensive fruit and vegetables.
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Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?

To name a few:

  • IKEA

  • Sears Department and Furniture Store

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

  • Home Outfitters

  • The Bombay Company

  • Ethan Allen Stores

  • Home Depot

  • Wal-Mart, Zellers, Benix and Winners

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

  • Travel time and location

  • Store hours of operation versus your hours

  • Availability of parking or near public transportation routes

  • Delivery program in place for home furnishings and appliances

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