You know you'd require more tools and gear to get a building built over a snowy cold weather, you require more gear to skate than you'd "normally" require. Which is my point - people can play a game of cards in universe these days so that's all based on technology. Ottawa probably has deck heating on the streets like northern European capitals, which is required for people to enjoy sitting on the promenades all year long. It's basic physics. The heat in hot parts of the world will not boil your intestines, while the freeze in cold parts of the world will kill you by draining your energy away if you can't conserve it via technology. Thus it's easier to live in heat and you require a lot more stuff, more technology, to be able to live a normal life up there in snowy Canada. Personal preferences aside. I tolerate both extremes. I get annoyed by sweating in heat and by "excessive" amount of garments in the cold. But that's about it. I also love going through Google Earth/Panoramio exploring arctic vastness of Canada, Russia, islands, Antartica, there's something magentic about those surroundings. I'd love to spent a few weeks living the polar life somewhere.