Miss Lou's Room is located on the second floor of York Quay Centre, overlooking the pond in summer and the rink in winter, with an excellent view of the lake. The room is bright and airy with windows along the entire east side, and floor-to-ceiling windows along the south side. Doors open to the venue's own terrace which overlooks the lake.
The venue is named for internationally recognized storyteller and cultural figure, the Honourable Louise Bennett-Coverley – affectionately called "Miss Lou" by friends, colleagues and admirers in her native Jamaica and around the globe. Multi-purposed and quickly transformable, this versatile space is home to a permanent exhibit honouring Miss Lou and her achievements, including photographs and recordings of her storytelling and many performances. Miss Lou's Room is best suited for use as a children's activities area, storytelling venue, workshop or reception space.
Miss Lou's Room is used primarily for Harbourfront Centre's own programming, and is therefore only available for rent by the day, not by the week. It is used exclusively for school and camps programmes Monday to Friday during the day, so it is only available for rental on the weekend and during the evenings on weekdays.