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Now you’ll want to miss your flight!
Hanging around Terminal One at Pearson International Airport waiting for a flight, or killing time between cancelled flights, can feel a lot like hanging around hospitals waiting for news on the condition of a patient — except the bacon and eggs have always been better and you can get a drink.
As of today though, waiting for domestic flights out of Terminal One on the other side of security just became a pleasure with the opening of a Mill St. Brewery Pub, resembling the popular home pub of the craft beer in Toronto’s Distillery District.
Now, I should disclaim for the purposes of this blog, that I am a minor shareholder in Mill Street Brewery, but the brand doesn’t need a biased insider push to establish or promote its reputation.
In fact, the Mill St. experience is so established in Toronto and Ottawa that Pearson Airport, and the company responsible for its food and beverage operations, approached Mill Street for permission to offer the experience in the domestic departure lounge with a commitment (says Mill Street’s marketing man Steve Abrams — listen to interview with him here) to replicate the Distillery District home pub.
There is nothing like it in any Canadian airport as you will see the next time you fly through Terminal One to Ottawa, Montreal or Atlantic Canada. It fact, it is such a stellar addition to the waiting lounge, you may want to miss your flight.