As someone who sent to law school in a different province, with the benefit of hindsight, I feel that I unnecessarily added stress and financial cost to an experience (law school) that is inherently quite stressful and expensive.
Itching to visit the East Coast? You don't need to live there for law school to do that. (Full disclosure: I'm a Dal grad.)
If this is any consolation OP, I worked in Toronto this summer and had several colleagues doing degrees out of province! It's definitely possible to come back to Ontario to get a job, and considering the adjustments that have been made this year due to COVID and all interviews being conducted remotely, I think asking firms for an accommodation to do remote interviews because you're not able to come home is actually a possibility in the future.