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

Ottawa is accustomed to playing host to people from all over the world. It is likely that you will be able to find what you are looking for.
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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, budget and fashion trend.
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What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?

Supermarkets/grocery stores include: Loeb, Loblaws, A&P, Farm Boy and Food Basics. There are also numerous convenience stores that carry many necessity items.

You will also find many farmers' markets located throughout the city, with the largest being the Byward Market located right downtown. The markets are fascinating places at which to shop. 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/La Baie)

  • Home Outfitters

  • Wal-Mart

  • Zellers

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

  • Time travel and location

  • Store hours of operation versus your hours

  • Availability of parking and proximity to public transportation routes

  • Delivery program in place for home furnishings and appliances

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