Internet search terms
Key words for movement-based activities were (English translation in parentheses for French key words): conditionnement physique/conditionnement (physical training), musculation, creatine (for muscular training), YMCA, boxe (boxing), gymnastique (gymnastics), sports, golf, tennis, baseball, hockey, basketball, football, athlétisme (athleticism), soccer, natation/nage (swimming), piscine (swimming pool), plongeon (diving), marche/marche à pieds (walking), course (race), marathon, badminton, articles de sports (sports items), entraîneur (coach/trainer), centre culturel (cultural center), organismes sportifs (sports organisation), karate, arts martiaux (martial arts), centre arts martiaux (martial art center), mini-putt, patinage (skating), patinage artistique (figure skating), arena, entraîneur privé (private trainer/coach), gymnase (gymnasium), ballet, ballet-jazz (jazz ballet), claquette (tap dancing), danse (dance), tango, salsa, skate park, conseillers sportifs (sports advisor), triathlon, pentathlon, decathlon, équitation/sports équestres (horseback riding), escalade (climbing), plongée sous-marine (scuba diving), curling, tournois sportifs (sports tournament), lutte (wrestling), escrime (fencing), squash, racquetball, volley-ball, bowling/quilles (bowling), combat.
Key words for education and coaching establishments were: alimentation (food), naturiste (naturist), naturopathe (naturopath), naturopathie (naturopathy), obesité (obesity), trouble du comportement alimentaire (eating disorder), anorexie (anorexia), boulimie (bulimia), diététiste (dietician), nutritionnistes (nutritionist), vitamine (vitamin), diète (diet), amincissement/perte de poids (weight loss), kilogramme (kilogram), musculation (muscular training), studio de santé (health studio), équilibre (balance), nutrition.
Key words for food stores included alimentation (food), dépanneur (convenience stores), produce market, grocery store, specialty market, grocery, megamarket, supermarché (supermarket), aliments naturels (natural foods), vitamin, herbal products, health food, chaîne d'alimentation (food store chain), épiciers détaillants (food retailer), fruiterie (fruit and vegetable store/market), patisserie (pastry shop), boulangerie (bakery), boucherie (butcher shop/meat market), poissonerie (fish market), marché d'alimentation (food store), fromagerie (cheese shop), pâtes alimentaires (pasta), biscuiterie (cookie/biscuit shop), épicerie fine (gourmet food store), and chains such as Provigo, Marché Métro, Loblaw, Sobeys, IGA, Costco, Axep, Super C, Richelieu, Maxi et cie, Inter-marché, Couche-tard, Dépan-escompte, Dépanneurs 7 Jours.
Commercial database extractions
For physical activity establishments, the following English-only SIC codes and product names (in parentheses) were used:
Professional Sports Clubs And Promoters (Arenas, Baseball Clubs & Instruction, Hockey Clubs & Leagues, Soccer); Physical Fitness Facilities (Gymnastics Clubs, Health & Fitness Program Consultants, Health Fitness & Exercise Services); Membership Sports And Recreation Clubs (Curling Rinks, Golf Courses Private, Recreation Centres, Squash Courts Private, Tennis Courts Private); Amusement And Recreation Nec (Baseball Batting Ranges, Bicycles Renting, Bowling Instruction, Boxing Instruction Clubs, Golf Courses Miniature, Golf Indoor, Golf Instruction, Golf Practice & Driving Ranges, Hockey Instruction, Martial Arts & Self Defense Instruction, Racquetball Courts, Riding Academies, Riding Centres, Rock Climbing, Skating Instruction, Skating Rinks, Ski Clubs, Skiing Instruction, Snow Slides, Swimming Instruction, Swimming Pools Private, Swimming Pools Public, Tennis Instruction, Water Skiing Instruction, Water Slides, Yoga Instruction); Offices Of Health Practitioners Nec (Dietitians & Nutritionists, Nutrition Consultants, Weight Control Services).
For food stores, English-only SIC codes and product names were used together with key words for the names of local chains. For each subcategory of food stores, the following SIC code, product name, and key words (where appropriate) were used:
Convenience stores (SIC "grocery store "and product name "convenience store"), Grocery Stores (extraction by SIC "Grocery Stores" and Product Name "Grocers Retail" followed by search for names of local chains), Megamarkets (extraction by SIC major group "food store" followed by search for names of local chains), small/ethnic stores (SIC "Grocery Stores" under product name "grocers retail" not considered as convenience store, grocery stores or megamarkets), fruit and vegetable stores (SIC "Fruit and Vegetable Market"), pastry and bakery shops (SIC "Retail Bakeries"), specialty markets (SIC "Meat And Fish Markets", SIC "Grocery Stores" and Product Name "Gourmet Shops", SIC "Cheese Natural And Processed" and Product Name "Cheese", and SIC "Miscellaneous Food Stores" and Product Name "Poultry Retail").