New Aspire | Air Canada Café opens at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Air Canada's new Aspire Cafe at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

New Aspire | Air Canada Café opens at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

MONTREAL — The new Aspire | Air Canada Café marks the 27th lounge in Air Canada’s lounge network and the sixth Canadian location for Aspire.

The 133-seat venue at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport’s domestic departures terminal offers quiet workspaces, a private meeting room and premium food and drinks to stay or go, all complimentary at the café-style executive lounge.

Starting this month, eligible Air Canada customers departing from Toronto’s downtown airport will have dedicated access to the Aspire | Air Canada Café, the only airline lounge at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ). The Aspire | Air Canada Café is available to Air Canada customers who are Aeroplan 50K, 75K, or Aeroplan Super Elite Status members, Star Alliance Gold members, and Aeroplan premium co-brand cardholders, as well as travellers connecting to an Air Canada business class ticket.

“We know how much Air Canada customers, who travel frequently within the busy Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal corridor, really value the convenience of flying out of Billy Bishop,” said Jacqueline Harkness, Managing Director, Product & Services, Air Canada. “Our new Aspire | Air Canada Café at Billy Bishop builds upon the success of our first Air Canada Café at Toronto-Pearson, and is just one more way Air Canada continues to invest in the best lounge network in Canada.”

Charles Roberge, CEO of Swissport Canada, added: “We are thrilled to collaborate with Air Canada on our first joint lounge concept. With this new addition, we continue to expand our lounge network in Canada and reinforce our commitment to providing exceptional services to our customers worldwide. Our newest lounge is Toronto’s first Aspire Lounge and aims to be the first LEED-certified lounge in Swissport’s international network of 63 Aspire lounges.”

And Neil Pakey, President and CEO of Nieuport Aviation, the owner and operator of the passenger terminal, said: “We are thrilled to see the opening of a new lounge at YTZ. Featuring local and sustainable amenities in a serene bespoke space, this lounge builds upon the award-winning amenities for passengers at Toronto’s City Airport.”


The lounge features premium F&B offerings, including …

  • Self-serve hot and cold buffet curated by local chefs with fresh baked breads and pastries
  • Hot and cold grab-n’-go selections
  • Central bar with complimentary beverages and premium for-purchase beverages

The lounge also features …

  • 4,271 square feet (367 square metre) of premium space for work or relaxation
  • Meeting room to book for collaborative or quiet co-working
  • Additional workspace for taking calls
  • Wireless chargers at almost every seat
  • Super-fast and reliable Wi-Fi
  • TVs broadcasting news and sports

Air Canada’s network includes up to eight daily departures to Montreal from YTZ, as well as up to 17 additional departures from Toronto Pearson (YYZ). Service will also return this fall from YTZ to Ottawa.

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