I had a site visit a couple weeks back at Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) and the YOU Made it Café and I think this space is absolutely perfect for your next meeting, product launch or life celebration. The café is located at 332 Richmond St. In London, Ontario.
The YOU Made it Café is a social enterprise run by Youth Opportunities Unlimited. YOU is a not-for-profit organization that provide youth with opportunities to engage in learning, enabling them to build a better and brighter future for themselves while offering homemade food at fair prices.
The Event Spaces
The Café | The Café itself can hold 60 people seated. There is not much for technology in this particular space but it can be reconfigured to suit your event layout and needs and includes wifi. All the food at the YOU Made it Café is made onsite by Youth and they are able to set up a bar in the café as well. The hours of the café are from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm but offer flexible hours for those renting the space and would be great spot for a product launch, small wedding, birthday celebration or a lunch meeting.
The Community Meeting Room | This space can accommodate 40 people seated at Banquet tables or 40 people standing with Buffet. This room rental comes with a smart board, teleconferencing capabilities, computer, wifi and window walls with lots of scenic views.
The Rooftop Terrace and Garden | The rooftop terrace is a hidden gem in London showcasing views of the bustling city and skyline. The rooftop would be ideal for any outdoor event and can accommodate 40 standing. Cruiser tables or banquet tables can also be set up for a small intimate dinner or cocktail party. The terrace also features an extremely large bbq that can be enjoyed by all your guests. Another great feature is that YOU Youth help to grow and cultivate the rooftop garden which they use in in the meals they make in the café. That's pretty sustainable if you ask me!
Overall, the event space at the YOU Building is pretty versatile and would be a great location for your next event! They have fair prices for room rentals and give discounts to other not-for-profit organizations as well. This is truly an event space that gives back to the community and one that we can all feel good about using, as you are directly giving back to the youth who work at YOU and use their learning facilities on a day to day basis.