Bond Innovations

Here is how a few local organizations are using similar offerings to the Community Bond.  Don’t forget to let us know how your own story unfolds by reaching out to

10 Carden Shared Space

10 Carden Shared Space, a coworking and community event space in Guelph, Ontario is offering a community bond investments of 3% and 4% in 2016. To enable a physical expansion, 10 Carden is redeveloping the Acker’s Furniture building. Once complete, the 10C Expansion project will offer four floors or over 15,000+ square feet of fully accessible community event space and collaborative workspace for the social benefit sector.


SolarShare is a non-profit co-op that develops community-financed solar energy projects. Each project is backed by a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority, thereby guaranteeing a sustainable long-term revenue stream. Community Solar Bonds earn a 5% annual return for a 5 year term and are invested in a portfolio of projects that are already generating solar electricity across the province.


ZooShare Biogas Co-operative Inc. is a non-profit renewable energy co-operative that is developing a 500 kW biogas plant on the grounds of the Toronto Zoo. The plant will turn the Zoo’s annual manure output and food waste from GTA-based grocery stores into electricity, heat, fertilizer and cash for the Zoo – and our primary investors, individual Ontarians. About 70 per cent of the project cost, or roughly $3.5 million, will be funded through the sale of RRSP-eligible Community Bonds paying a 7% annual return and maturing in 7 years.

West End Food Co-op

The West End Food Co-op runs a local farmer’s market in Toronto and is dedicated to advancing the cause of food security. They are using a super accessible community bonds – selling at a price of $500 each with a 2.5% interest rate – to finance the purchase and renovation of a new natural food store in the city’s west end.

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