About 10 Carden

10 Carden is… a community hub where you can hold your events.

10 Carden is… a shared workspace where social change happens

10 Carden is… a vibrant place where you can informally connect

10 Carden is… a place where volunteers thrive

10 Carden is a shared space community hub, offering individuals, professionals and researchers working within Guelph with a place to gather/work and exchange ideas. Access is through a variety of membership packages tailored to suit individual needs. Non-member rates are also available. Please email us to be added to our mailing list.

10 Carden – The Organization

10 Carden was launched at its former location at 10 Carden Street by Annie O’Donoghue and Julia Grady in late 2008. It has now just completed an adaptive reuse renovation of the former Acker’s Furniture Building at 42 Carden Street. It is led by Julia Grady, CoFounder and Executive Director and an active Board of Directors.

10 Carden – The Space.
10 Carden has a great store front presence directly across from new City Hall and is perfect for board meetings, large presentations (seating for up 100+), as well as smaller scale client meetings and working sessions of 5-6 people as well as collaborative and individual work. Access to this prime location and shared equipment/facilities helps smaller groups with capacity building and let them become more visible in the community.

So how does it work?
Find out more about who 10 Carden is geared toward on our “Is 10 Carden For You?” page. If you, or a member of your group,  would like make use of our new space for setting up a full time or part-time office, workshops, board meetings or community presentations, please send us a message and we’ll find a way to work best together.


From Annie and Julia, in 2009

“We hope that 10 Carden becomes the place people come together to work for a better Guelph. In co-locating we have better capacity to  support one another and work collaboratively when opportunities arise. The project was created in response to groups seeking connectivity. The future hope is that by sharing a space those involved will showcase a true understanding of the diversity, creativity and spirit of innovation that defines Guelph.The community will know it as a place where they can find information, a gathering place and one that hosts great workshops and interesting forums. The enthusiasm shown thus far indicates that there is big demand for this type of collaborative space for change in our city.”