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10 Carden

creating space for change

For connection. For collaboration. For learning. And most importantly, for incubating new ideas, innovations and approaches. Join us and see what happens when creative minds come together.

Located directly across from new City Hall, 10 Carden is a new not-for-profit enterprise. It's a shared office space and a great presentation venue. It's a small business incubator serving for-profit AND not-for-profit organizations. It's a "community hub". It's a space we want you to see.

As the project gears up for launch, we are having three public information sessions. The purpose of the sessions is to introduce you to the space, discuss our vision for the space and gather input regarding your specific needs. A rate card and membership agreements will be available at the public meetings. Space rentals are available immediately, and co-working space usage commencing on January 1st, 2009.


Information Sessions:

Saturday, November 29
10:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday, December 4
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, December 13
1:00pm - 3:00pm

at of course, 10 Carden Street, in downtown Guelph. | 519.780.5030.

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10 Carden sounds interesting - how does it work?

10 Carden will be geared primarily towards those working in the "social change" sector. This is broadly defined as those working to make our city and/or world a better place (as well as those interested in supporting such work.) Members of the facility will be able to drop in on a casual or regular basis and work in a flexible and comfortable space. Wireless internet, printing, photocopying, voicemail, post-mail service, file storage, coffee/tea and other office amenities are all part of the package.

The flexible space at 10 Carden is the ideal location for
board meetings, workshops and large presentations, smaller scale meetings and working sessions of 5-6 people, as well as collaborative and individual work. You can tailor use of the space to your specific needs.


Who can use 10 Carden?

10 Carden is ideal for individuals, not-for-profits, businesses and groups. The Guelph Civic League will be a key tenant. Several others have already joined. You should be next. We envision all kinds of citizens - researchers, professionals, artists, freelancers, consultants, writers, students, mentors and volunteers working side by side. There is an infinite potential for collaboration. The benefits are endless.


What are the costs?

You'll pay a membership and then a monthly fee based on your anticipated uses and individual needs. OR you can pay as you go for hot desk or meeting space only. The membership and monthly space sharing fees will be confirmed at the information sessions and start as low as $20.00 per month. Members also receive greatly reduced rates on the full space bookings (for evening and weekend events). Guelph Civic League members will also receive a $10.00 discount on their 10 Carden membership.


10 Carden will be great for Guelph.

There's already a proven model - the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto. It's a fabulous concept that was quickly embraced by the social change community in Toronto. The same will happen here. Find out how you can be a part of it.

What's NEXT?


RSVP by emailing [email protected]


Attend our one of our information sessions to see the space, find out more and share your ideas.


Bring your friends and colleagues.


Join 10 Carden now and enjoy reduced rates during our 'start up' phase.


GCL presents State of the City

On Saturday December 13 please join the Guelph Civic League in welcoming Mayor Farbridge to our new home at 10 Carden, across the street from City hall.

This is a FREE event open to all.

10:30am - 12:00 pm

At the Guelph Civic League State of the City Community Chat, we hope to hear on a number of things that you've been asking about, including: how citizens and the city can best work together and how economic development in Guelph will impact citizens and business across Guelph.

To date, you've also emailed with questions about: the organics facility, the York District Lands, transit and biking, the growth plan and Places to Grow targets, water resources and conservation, the Community Energy Plan, the central library, and more.

Please add to the list by sending any questions you have for Mayor Farbridge, and we will forward them on. Even better - join us for the morning.

To make sure you get a seat, please RSVP.

Saturday December 13

10:30am - 12:00 pm

@ 10 Carden


creating space for change
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10 Carden is an independent project auspiced by the Guelph Civic League.

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