Well, looks like National car rentals will do one-way rentals from Halifax to Toronto. Trouble is, there’s nothing really moving-friendly in there, possibly by design. No Minivans or full sized SUVs. $200 for a week long car rental though is plenty to get the mammals to Toronto, without so many possessions.
Maybe we’ll have to find a NON-UNITED-VAN-LINES moving system of some sort. Ideally it would be a load-it-ourselves pod that could just find its way to our new location. Will keep looking.