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The past several times that I have traveled through Toronto, we have gone back home to Ohio by way of Toronto. On the trip my daughter and I took to China (SEE ALSO: 11 things from an 11 year old’s first business class flight) it was due to finding business class availability (with no ANA fuel surcharges) on Air Canada. More recently, my wife and I spent a few days in Montego Bay Jamaica and due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the only reasonably priced tickets required overnighting in Canada on the way home.
Plaza Premium YYZ Priority Pass location, access and hours
There are actually 6 different Plaza Premium lounges in the YYZ airport. We were in the YYZ Terminal 1 Transborder Plaza Premium lounge – the F gates for flights to the United States. The Priority Pass YYZ Plaza Premium lounge is in temporary quarters between Gates F55 and F57 in the F-terminal of Toronto’s YYZ airport. The F gates are for departures from Toronto to the United States.
It’s not clear to me when the new Plaza Premium lounge will be opened or where that will be. The Toronto Plaza Premium lounge is accessible to holders of a Priority Pass, as well as holders of American Express Platinum and Centurion cards (along with one guest)
The Plaza Premium Toronto Airport hours are from 4:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Priority Pass YYZ Plaza Premium seating
I assume that this is mostly an artifact of the temporary space, but as this Priority Pass YYZ Plaza Premium lounge review will show, there is not a ton of seating in the lounge – this picture is in the far corner and captures the entire lounge
There are a small number of tables and the chairs are fairly comfortable, but there are probably only about seats for 50 or 60 people. Both times I’ve been to the Plaza Premium YYZ lounge, it’s been early in the morning (6:30-8:00 a.m.) and the lounge has been pretty full.
Plaza Premium YYZ Priority Pass food
The Toronto YYZ Airport Plaza Premium lounge actually has a food spread that is above average for most domestic airport lounges (yes, I know Canada isn’t “domestic”). In addition to a variety of cold foods, there is also a small selection of hot food as well.
Both times that I have been there it has been during breakfast and there has been eggs and breakfast meats – similar to what you’d find in a mid-tier hotel (Hampton Inn, Best Western, etc)
Plaza Premium Priority Pass YYZ wifi speed and amenities
Because of the temporary quarters of the Priority Pass YYZ Plaza Premium lounge, there are no restrooms located in the lounge – instead they are down the hall. There aren’t any power outlets available either, though they do have a lockable phone charging device in the lounge which I had never seen before
The Plaza Premium YYZ lounge wifi was actually quite fast – among the fastest I’ve ever seen in an airport lounge
It took me awhile to get through the connection process (which was probably a me thing), but afterwards I had no problems with wifi speed, as you might imagine
All in all, with airport lounges, you kind of get what you get (generally an airport lounge is going to at least be a step up from the terminal), but I was pleased with my experience with the Plaza Premium Priority Pass YYZ lounge
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You probably should note which Plaza Premium lounge you are reviewing – there are like half a dozen of them at YYZ, including two separate transborder ones.
Thanks Ben – I see that now. I was at the Terminal 1 Transborder lounge (F gates to the United States). I’ll update the post
Don’t be too hard on yourself for referring to Canada as domestic. American airlines agrees…flying in F on AA to the US *should* be treated as intl first, but is not.
It’s just America’s Hat? 😛