As someone from northern Ontario, they absolutely did not leave from Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay is on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior. They would have to boat through the entire length of Lake Michigan, into Lake Huron, cut through where Manitoulin Island is from the province (which is like a four hour drive from Toronto), then into Lake Superior and travel the entire length of Superior just to get to Thunder Bay. To then hop on a 2 hour flight back to Toronto.
As a user above stated, they must have hopped off at Sault or they left closer to Toronto... either way, as someone from t