Building Condition Assessments and Capital Investments Underway for all Villa Charities Facilities
Villa Charities, through a public RFP process, has engaged Stantec to conduct a Building Conditions Assessment (BCA) Report on each of the buildings and infrastructure equipment. All building assessment final reports are expected by the end of the summer. We are also underway with numerous capital investments and upgrades to our facilities.

Villa Charities Visioning Project Continues with Staff Session
Villa Charities continued its series of campus visioning sessions last week with an event for staff and management. Staff from Villa Charities and the affiliates met on July 25th to participate in a visioning exercise that explored from their perspective the key priorities looking forward.

Villa Charities Partners with Mississauga ITALFEST as Heritage Centre Sponsor
Villa Charities is excited to once again be partnering with Mississauga ITALFEST as the event’s Heritage Centre Sponsor. Visit the Glass Pavilion in Mississauga Celebration Square on August 17 & 18 and enjoy a showcase of cultural programming, including a photography exhibit, performances by DanzArts Toronto and Sophia Lydgas, our School of Music finalist for the Cantagiro singing competition in Italy.


Enjoy ‘Pizza in the Park’ at Caffè Cinqucento
Visit Caffè Cinquecento at the Columbus Centre on Thursday, August 16, from 11:30am to 8:00pm for Pizza Nel Parco. We’ll prepare individual-sized, made-to-order pizzas in an authentic wood burning oven. Choose from Margherita, vegetarian or sopressata/pepperoni pizza and enjoy music by Digital X DJs on the patio. Avoid the lineups by placing your advance order now.

School of Music Early Bird Registration Extended
Early Bird registration for the Columbus Centre School of Music’s 2018/2019 season has been extended to August 8. Register for fall or winter term private and semi-private lessons by August 8 and receive a 5% discount when paying in full. Learn a new instrument, hone your skills and discover your musical passion!
 
Columbus Centre Athletic Club’s Free Pop-up Fitness Classes Continue All Summer
These free, hour-long classes at the Columbus Centre Athletic Club fitness studios and the Columbus Centre courtyard give you access to your favourite group programs and new classes as well. Each class will engage your mind and body with fun and motivating exercises. Planned classes include Cardio Burst, Yoga, Spinning, HIIT Class and Total Body Challenge. Sign up today to receive email notifications.
 
Spaces Still Available at Columbus Centre Summer Camp All August
Our Columbus Centre Summer Camp programs will spark your child’s curiosity and encourage them to explore everything from nature to sports, food, art and more. With 14 different camps to choose from, including dance, art, sports, cooking and magic camps, your child will be engaged and active all summer long. There are still spots available for camps throughout August.

Don’t Miss the Viva Vitalità Italiana Art Exhibit at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery
Visit the Viva Vitalità Italiana exhibition, on now at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre. The showcase includes the photography exhibit “The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily,” by Marcello Tarantino and “Spotlight on Italian-Canadian Women Artists,” which includes sculptures, paintings and photography by nine, contemporary, Italian-Canadian women artists. The exhibit runs until August 31.
 
Ristorante Boccaccio To Close for Summer Break
Ristorante Boccaccio at the Columbus Centre will close from August 7 to August 20. The restaurant will re-open August 21 and will continue to take reservations during the closure for lunch and dinner after August 21. Book a table today and enjoy fresh, authentic and delicious Italian dishes.

Support Our Community’s Seniors at the Villa Charities Golf Classic
Join us at the 42 nd Annual Villa Charities Golf Classic on Wednesday, September 26 at Eagles Nest Golf Club in support of Villa Colombo Toronto. This year, the Golf Classic is back with a new course, great food and a cause we can all be proud to support. As the senior populations in Ontario rise to an all-time high, the challenges in long-term care have never been greater. Your participation in the annual Golf Classic will help us continue to provide the highest quality of culturally sensitive long-term care at Villa Colombo Toronto.
 
Villa Colombo Vaughan Residents Enjoy Harvest from Garden
Residents from Villa Colombo Vaughan have begun to harvest and enjoy the fruits and vegetables from the facility’s own gardens, including zucchini flowers, tomatoes and cucumbers. The items from the garden are also used for the Cucina Rustica cooking socials, which are held weekly.

Don’t Miss “Maestro! The Films of Luchino Visconti,” Presented by the TIFF Cinemateque
The TIFF Cinemateque presents a retrospective dedicated to Italian Filmmaker Luchino Visconti: “Maestro! The Films of Luchino Visconti,” on now until August 19. Organized in collaboration with Istituto Luce Cinecittà, this retrospective will showcase the full range of Visconti’s oeuvre. The program also includes the film adaptations, including “Death in Venice”, “The Stranger”, and “The Damned.” To complement the retrospective, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura will present the exhibition: “Melodramatic realism”. 

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