I guess like wine to live in the Soo is an aquired taste. There are about 85,000 off and on there. You have most what you need and the States just across the river.
I've been to Ottawa and really liked it. Funny there, you have Quebec across your river (another country) haha
Your main industry is government workers or office types.
Like Ottawa we are surrounded by the outdoors and we can go swimming in 20 mins or fishing at the locks in 10 and park at the mall free.
Hockey is packed and only JrA but a fraction of the price and free parking.
No traffic jams or morning commute. You can walk from one side of the main city the other in under an hour.
It would be like living in the Gatenque (sp) 24/7.