Mighty Travels reader Megan also went to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Toronto (YYZ) dring her trip and she shared her experience as well.
During my 7+ hour layover in Toronto, I used the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Toronto (YYZ) in the International Terminal.
The lounge is located in Terminal 1 after security, on concourse 1, Level 3 and is one of three Maple Leaf lounges at YYZ. While there are a plethora of lounges to choose from at Pearson International, the Maple Leaf lounge in the International terminal is the best out of the bunch. The lounge has a comfortable vibe, offering many options in terms of seating (lounge seating, restaurant style seating, high-communal tables, bar seating…just to name a few), decent Wi-Fi, and a wide variety of food, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and other amenities that make layovers and anyone’s travel experience more enjoyable and relaxing. There were only 2 showers, but the wait was brief (about 15 minutes). The shower rooms were extremely large and were equipped with toiletries, a hairdryer, toilet, and large area to change. The lounge is open to the terminal and from the seating area you can see the Toronto downtown in the distance.
The lounge offered a wide variety of decent food options with hot and cold foods, a make your own ramen bar, coffee, soft drinks, and juices. There were also snacks and plenty of alcoholic beverages to choose from.
There is a separate bar in the lounge as well as a cellphone free area and large business center. The business center had about a dozen workspaces, some with computers and without, printers, a fax, and copier. There was also a Starwood Preferred Guest Conference room.
The lounge is available for Air Canada Business Class passengers on an international flight (except U.S. – which travellers can access the trans-boarder Maple Leaf lounge), Maple Leaf Club members, Star Alliance Gold Members, and Air Canada Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K, and Elite 50K traveling in any class on an international flight.