J oin the Columbus Centre Athletic Club with our New Year’s Special
The Columbus Centre Athletic Club offers General Fitness Memberships and Executive Membership services at affordable prices. Our fitness facility provides an extensive array of strength training equipment, personal training programs and fitness classes all under one roof! From January 2 – 31, sign for up for a new 12-month membership with $0 enrollment fee.* Join the Columbus Centre Athletic Club today with our New Year’s Special and make 2020 your healthiest year yet!

*Conditions apply. Parking not included. Applicable to new members only.

Fall & Winter 2019/2020 Program Guide
Explore all of our new and exciting winter term programs at Villa Charities and the Columbus Centre in our Program Guide, including cultural programs and events, health and fitness, art, music and dance classes, child care, camps and more! Click on the link below to download your digital copy now or pick one up at the Columbus Centre today!

Make a New Year’s Resolution and “Learn Italian by Doing”
Our “Learn Italian By Doing” program invites you to learn or practice Italian in a relaxed and “simpatico” atmosphere. Journey through Italy’s regions and cities in our “Travel through Italy with Angelita Papa” workshop, every Wednesday at 7pm beginning January 15. Also, practice your Italian while learning about the great masters of Italian Renaissance in our “Impara l’Arte with Violante Binazzi” workshop, every Thursday at 7pm beginning January 16.

Join us at Ristorante Boccaccio for Winterlicious
Treat your taste buds this winter with Winterlicious at Ristorante Boccaccio. From January 31 to February 13, Ristorante Boccaccio will be offering special, three-course prix fixe menus for lunch ($23) and dinner ($33) featuring Italian specialties like Pasta e Faggioli, Cavatelli alle Verdure and Salmone alla Griglia. Reservations begin Thursday, January 16.

Examine the Journey of Dante Alighieri in Upcoming Cultural Tuesdays Lecture
Cultural Tuesdays returns with a special six-part lecture series dedicated to the relationship between art and science in the works of Dante Alighieri, Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo Galilei, and their influence in cinema and popular culture. Join us on January 14 at 7pm, where Dr. Franco Gallippi will be examining the motif of “the journey” in Dante’s work.

Last Chance to See the Annual “Mostra Dei Presepi” Exhibit
Visit the annual “Mostra Dei Presepi” exhibit, organized by Centro Scuola at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre before it ends on Friday, January 10. This popular display presents 30 Nativity scenes assembled from different parts of the world and regions in Italy. Don’t miss your final chance to see this beautiful exhibit!

Book Your Appointment for Friday Chats with the CEO
Come and meet with Anthony DiCaita, President and CEO of Villa Charities Inc., for a one-on-one conversation, and share your thoughts on our programs and services. These informal chats with Anthony will be held on the second Friday of every month, from 10am – 3pm. Appointments are 20 minutes each and must be scheduled in advance. Upcoming dates for these chats are Friday, January 10 and Friday, February 14. Contact us today to schedule your appointment – call 416-789-7011 ext. 240 or e mail csimpson@villacharities.com .

Registration for Winter Athletics and Aquatics Programs Begins January 7
Fulfill your New Year’s resolutions and join us at the Columbus Centre Athletic Club! Member registration for the Athletic Club's winter athletics and aquatics programs begins Tuesday, January 7 with Non-Member registration beginning Thursday, January 9. Check out all our classes for a range of ages, abilities and interests and plan your winter workout schedule!

Early Bird Registration for March Break Camp Begins January 6
Register early and save on the Columbus Centre March Break Camp running March 16 - 20, 2020, including Arts & Crafts Camp, Multi-Media Camp and Ultimate Experience Camp! Receive $25 off for each camper when you register between January 6 and 10. Don’t let your child miss the chance to experience a week of fun-filled activities that will have them learning, growing and making new friends.

Spaces Still Available in DanzArts Toronto’s Kinderdance Program
D anzArts Toronto's 12-week Kinderdance program at the Columbus Centre teaches young kids the basics of rhythm, balance and coordination in a positive and encouraging environment. Register now for classes starting January 11.

Pick Up a New Hobby with our Impressionist Painting Workshops
Join us for our first workshop of the winter term on Thursday, January 16 at 6:30pm at the Columbus Centre, where we will be crafting our own interpretations of Van Gogh’s classic painting, “Café Terrace at Night”. Classes are available for $40 + HST per person. Professional art supplies are included.

Improve Your Musicality at the Columbus Centre School of Music
The Columbus Centre School of Music offers a wide variety of music lessons that are open to anyone of any skill level. Register for winter term lessons today and discover your musical passion. Learn a new instrument or hone your skills in vocal, piano, drums, guitar, violin and more. You still have time to register for classes beginning January 6!

Express Your Creativity in our Winter Art Programs
Register today for our winter art classes for children and adults, including Children’s Painting and Drawing and Adult Landscape Painting classes. The children’s class focuses on fostering creative confidence and explores a variety of mediums while the adult class focuses on landscape studies in an intimate group setting, which provides for one-on-one instruction.

Register for Giro 2020 and You Could Win a Trip to Italy!
We are gearing up for the 14th Annual Villa Charities Giro cycling fundraiser presented by Lady York Foods on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the Veneto Centre in Woodbridge. Raise $250 (or more!) and receive tickets in the grand prize draw for a chance to win a trip to the Gran Fondo Felice Gimondi-Bianchi in Italy with Bianchi! Register for Giro today and start fundraising!

Residents Invited to Attend Monthly Outing to Casino Rama
On Tuesday, January 7, the residents at Casa Abruzzo are invited to attend the next monthly outing to Casino Rama in Orillia. Cost for the trip is $8.00 per person, with a lunch buffet and transportation included. If you are interested in attending, please call 416-243-8384 for more information.