Just thought it was interesting during a stop-over I had at YWG this week. Both the Empress and Maple Leaf lounges are open in the domestic area, which now does not have a division between AC / CP section. You can actually go into either / both lounges at there with no problem. Used to think the Empress Lounge was nice, but the new Maple Leaf lounge there is gorgeous.
I agree that the MLL is first class. But again, I am biased..If the Empress lounge had windows, it would be fine. Wonder how long both lounges will stay operational? There is a plan to build someting on the west side of the MLL which could possible impede such a good view.