Enjoy a Delicious Family-Style Meal at
Cena in Famiglia
Villa Charities Foundation is excited to host a new charitable event, inspired by the traditional Italian Sunday dinner! On Sunday, August 25, come enjoy a cocktail reception and three-course meal with your loved ones in our beautiful outdoor setting at Sala Caboto Gardens and help support our mission to celebrate and promote Italian heritage, culture, language, arts, food and family values. Click the play button above to watch our promo video and buy your tickets today!

Join us for the Opening Night Reception of a New Interactive Art Installation
Villa Charities is proud to present a new interactive art installation, “IMPACT: A Dialogue on Art & Memory”, by artist Sara Dalla Guarda. This unique installation deals with the topics of Alzheimer’s and dementia by focusing on how people tend to associate memory with inanimate objects, creating sentimental attachment. You won’t want to miss this thought-provoking experience! Join us for the opening night reception on Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30pm and visit the exhibit in the Columbus Centre lobby from August 12 – 31.

Villa Charities Partners with Mississauga ITALFEST as Italian Heritage Sponsor
Villa Charities is excited to once again be partnering with Mississauga ITALFEST on August 16 & 17 as the event’s Italian Heritage Sponsor. Visit Celebration Square to enjoy a performance by DanzArts Toronto’s competitive dancers and drop by the Heritage Centre for interactive cultural displays and exhibits.

One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Movie Experience at Cinema Al Fresco 2019
Join us for Cinema Al Fresco and enjoy classic Italian cinema under the stars in the Sala Caboto Gardens. Presented in collaboration with Association Amarcord, these films have been recently restored to their original quality by Cineteca di Bologna. Don’t miss our screening of the classic film Il Sorpasso (Risi, 1962) on Thursday, August 8 at 8:30pm. Admission is free.

Put on your Dancing Shoes for Ballo Liscio (Social Dancing)
We invite you to join us for our next evening of social dancing at Ballo Liscio! Grab your dance partner and drop by the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery on Friday, August 9 at 7pm. Admission is free and no RSVP required.

Test Your Knowledge at our Italian Family Trivia Night
Are you a trivia whiz? Then you won’t want to miss out on an evening of family fun at our Italian Family Trivia Night on Thursday, August 15 at 6:30pm in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery. Challenge your family members on general topics such as Disney, Italian culture, pop culture and more. All ages are welcome. Prizes will be awarded!

Don’t Miss the Final Month of Viva Vitalità Italiana Exhibition
Visit the annual Viva Vitalità Italiana exhibition at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre before it closes on August 31. The showcase includes the photographic exhibition “Matera: Citta dei Sassi – European Capital of Culture 2019” by Marcello Tarantino, “City Views: Toronto in Transition (2004-2010)” by Dario Zini and “Cement Mixer” by Ross Bonfanti.

Satisfy your Pizza Craving at our Next Pizza Nel Parco
Drop by for our next “Pizza in the Park” lunch or dinner on Friday, August 9 at 12pm - 2:30pm and 3:30pm - 7pm at Caffè Cinquecento for individual, made-to-order pizzas baked in an authentic, wood-burning oven. Choose from a Margherita, Vegetarian or Sopressata/Pepperoni pizza.

Ristorante Boccaccio to Close for Summer Break
Please be advised that Ristorante Boccaccio at the Columbus Centre will close from August 6 to August 19. The restaurant will re-open August 20 and will continue to take reservations during the closure for lunch and dinner after August 20. Book a table today and enjoy fresh, authentic and delicious Italian dishes!

Book Your Appointment for Friday Chats with Anthony DiCaita
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, August 9 and Friday, September 13. Contact us today to schedule your appointment – call 416-789-7011 ext. 240 or email  csimpson@villacharities.com .

Artist Tony Luciani Receives Prestigious International Award
Congratulations to artist Tony Luciani who was awarded first prize at the 10th International Figurativas Painting & Sculpture Competition in Spain for his painting “The Dressmaker”. The artwork was included in the “MAMMA, In the Meantime” exhibition, which was on display at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in February 2018. Visit Tony Luciani’s website to view “The Dressmaker” and more of his works.

Recreational Dance Classes for All Ages this Fall at DanzArts Toronto
Registration is now open for recreational dance programs beginning this fall at DanzArts Toronto at the Columbus Centre including ballet, hip-hop, jazz, tap, acrobatics and more! Classes begin Monday, September 9, so register today and let your passion for dance take centre stage! 

Get in Shape This Summer at the Columbus Centre Athletic Club
Summer isn’t over yet! You still have time to jump start your fitness routine with our personal training sessions at the Columbus Centre Athletic Club. Our “One to One” sessions are designed to improve your overall fitness, help you reach or maintain a healthy weight, and so much more. Contact the Membership Office to book your goal-setting interview today!

Spaces Still Available for Final Two Sessions of Summer Camp
The Columbus Centre Summer Camp is engaging, active and focused on giving your child a memorable retreat where they can interact with others in a fun and exciting environment. There are still spots available for the final two sessions of the summer, running from August 12 – 23 and August 26 – 30. Register now!

Residents Invited to Attend Monthly Outing to Casino Rama
On Tuesday, August 6, the residents at Casa Abruzzo are invited to join us for our 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.

Coro Italia Toronto To Perform at Villa Colombo Toronto
On Wednesday, August 14, Coro Italia Toronto will be performing by the Fountain at Villa Colombo Toronto for the residents and their families. Founded in 1979, the Coro Italia Toronto choir celebrates and honours Italian culture with Italian folklore songs and dancing.

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