TLN Media Group Hosts Special Event with Celebrity Chefs in Support of Villa Charities
On Monday, January 20, TLN Media Group hosted A TLN Experience at the Columbus Centre , an intimate reception and dinner with TLN’s beloved TV hosts, celebrity chefs, authors and entrepreneurs Lidia Bastianich and David Rocco . The night was inspired by Lidia’s original flagship restaurant and new book “Felidia.” Proceeds from the event will go to support Villa Charities and the Villa Charities Foundation in our mission to celebrate and promote Italian heritage and culture and provide support for senior care. Thank you to everyone who attended!

Save on Tickets for Concerti in Galleria with Concert Series Packages
Villa Charities presents a new concert series, Concerti in Galleria , from February 12 through April 25! This 6-concert series features renowned musicians performing a brilliant array of musical genres including opera, chamber music and more, all held in the beautiful Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery. Save up to 25% with our new concert series packages. Buy your tickets now!

Attend the Opening Night Reception for “We Adore You” and “Dreaming in Colour” Exhibitions
Villa Charities invites you to attend the Opening Night Reception for two extraordinary exhibitions on Thursday, February 6 at 6pm at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre. Anthony Ricciardi’s “We Adore You” exhibition includes 30 specially created canvases, two signature sculptures and a mural. “Dreaming in Colour” brings together 30 abstract canvases by contemporary artist Peter Triantos.

Book Now to Experience Winterlicious at Ristorante Boccaccio
Join us for Winterlicious at Ristorante Boccaccio, beginning tomorrow until February 13. Indulge in our gourmet $23 lunch and $33 dinner prix fixe menus, featuring delicious, authentic Italian specialties, like Cavatelli alle Verdure, Caprese Salad, Rigatoni Bolognese, Pollo al Vermouth and Crema di Limone. Reserve your table today!

Put on Your Dancing Shoes for Ballo Liscio (Social Dancing)
Back by popular demand! Join us on Thursday, February 13 at 7pm for Ballo Liscio , an evening of social dancing in the Sala Caboto Ballroom. No RSVP required. This is a ‘Pay What You Can’ program. Donations welcome at the door.

“Learn Italian By Doing” Program Continues at the Columbus Centre
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. 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.

Explore the Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci at Cultural Tuesdays
Our latest Cultural Tuesdays series continues with Dr. Franco Gallippi, dedicated to the relationship between art and science, and those Italians who have inspired and shaped so many minds over the centuries. On February 4 at 7pm, join us for the fourth lecture of the series where the topic of Leonardo da Vinci in cinema and popular culture will be examined.

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, February 14 and Friday, March 13. Contact us today to schedule your appointment – call 416-789-7011 ext. 240 or email .

ShowOne Productions with support from Villa Charities presents Maurizio Schweizer's "Celentano Tribute Show"
For the first time in Toronto on March 8, 2020 at the Elgin Theatre, audiences will experience a show that has won the hearts, minds and souls of Italy and the globe! This worldwide successful project features a collection of the greatest songs by the living legend singer/actor Adriano Celentano like Amore No , Soli , Susanna , Il Tempo Se ne Va , Confessa , Pay Pay Pay and more. Villa Charities patrons can receive a special 10% discount on tickets with the promo code Celetano10 .

February is Health Month at Columbus Centre Athletic Club!
Get your heart pumping this February at the Columbus Centre Athletic Club! From February 1 - 29, sign up for a 12-month membership with a friend or family member and you’ll both receive 20% off your annual membership fees. Applicable to new members only. Conditions apply.

Register for Adult Dance Programs at DanzArts Toronto
Are you an adult who loves to dance? Join us for our winter term Adult Dance Programs at DanzArts Toronto. Geared towards adults who are interested in full-body exercise, our classes provide a complete body workout, which will improve muscle tone and posture. Everyone can benefit from developing their strength, coordination and flexibility. No prior experience is necessary – just come out and have fun!

Give Your Child an Unforgettable Experience at our March Break Camp
Experience a week of interactive learning, engaging activities and lots of fun at our Columbus Centre March Break Camp, running March 16 - 20, for kids between 4 and 12 years of age. Choose from five different camps, including Arts & Crafts Camp, Multi-Media Camp, LEGO / Be-A-Builder Camp, Magic Camp and our Ultimate Experience Camp. Full Day and Half Day options available. Register Now!

Express Your Artistic Side in our Next Impressionist Painting Workshop
Join us for our impressionist painting workshop on Thursday, February 6 at 6:30pm at the Columbus Centre, where we will be crafting our own interpretations of Monet’s classic painting “Water Lilies”. Classes are available for $40 + HST per person. Professional art supplies are included.

Register for our Next Seminar for Expert Nutrition Advice
Columbus Centre Athletic Club offers engaging and interactive nutrition seminars for small groups that address a variety of nutrition topics. Register for the next sessions on Tuesday, February 4 at 10:30am and Thursday, February 6 at 6:30pm where we will be covering the topic of “The Ketogenic Diet: All About The Ketogenic Diet.”

You’re Invited to our “For the Love of Polenta” Theme Lunch
Join us on Sunday, February 23 at 1pm at Sala Caboto for a rustic Italian family meal as we dine on polenta. Topped with your choice of gourmet ingredients including braised beef, sausage, caponata, cheese and mushroom cream, enjoy this home style comfort food. Alongside this quintessential Italian dish, the menu also includes salad and dessert. Make a reservation today!

Sign Up for Giro and Receive 50% off Registration
We are gearing up for the 14th Annual Villa Charities Giro cycling fundraiser presented by Lady York Foods on Sunday, May 24 at the Veneto Centre in Woodbridge. Register today and receive 50% off your registration fee. Offer ends February 29, so sign up to take advantage of this exclusive special!

Register Now for our Annual Golf Classic
The 44th Annual Villa Charities Golf Classic will be held at Piper’s Heath Golf Club in Milton on Thursday, June 25. This year's Golf Classic will include exciting activities on course, from taking a shot against NHL Alumni at our "Beat the Pro" hole to indulging in authentic food from regions of Italy. Finish off your day with an Italian-themed luncheon filled with your favourite food, exciting prizes and more.

Celebrate Italian and Jewish Heritage at Un Abbraccio! This June
We invite you to join us for Un Abbraccio! as we celebrate the cultural heritage of our Italian and Jewish communities and the enduring bond between them. Events include a Black Tie Dinner Reception in Honour of Liberation75 on June 1, An Evening of Popular Calabrian Music on June 3 and the Viva Vitalità Italiana: Calabria Mia! photographic exhibition on June 4. For more information, please contact Cristina Costa at .
Un Abbraccio! Co-Chairs, Wendy Switzer-Myles and Marcello Tarantino at the Launch of Un Abbraccio! Event
Villa Colombo Vaughan Celebrates Chinese New Year
On Wednesday, January 22, the residents at Villa Colombo Vaughan are celebrating Chinese New Year with an afternoon of traditional Chinese music, spring rolls and craft-making. Upcoming events in February include celebrations for Valentine’s Day, Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.

The Royal Conservatory of Music presents “ Lagrime di San Pietro
From the creative mind of acclaimed director Peter Sellars comes a ground-breaking production of Renaissance master Orlando di Lasso’s final work, a collection of 27 emotionally charged madrigals sung acapella in seven parts by 21 singers. Don’t miss “ Lagrime di San Pietro with Los Angeles Master Chorale, staged by Peter Sellars”, February 1 & 2 at Koerner Hall. Tickets start at only $50. Buy tickets now!