Columbus Centre/Villa Charities Redevelopment
You are Invited to a Public Report-Back Meeting

Maximum City and Dillon Consulting invite you to  a public meeting on Monday, January 15, 6:30pm at Sala Caboto, to discuss the preliminary results of the consultation regarding the Columbus Centre/Villa Charities & Dante Alighieri Catholic Academy Intergenerational Community Hub.

Raise The Stakes: All In for Villa Charities

We are proud to present "Raise The Stakes: All In for Villa Charities." This premier event on Thursday, March 1 will see the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery transformed into a grand casino, where guests will become high rollers for one unforgettable night, all in support of our long-term care facilities. It will be an exciting evening of fun and entertainment, including classic casino games, gourmet food, flair bartending, a DJ, prizes and more.

Registration for Winter Athletics and Aquatics Programs Begins January 9

Member registration for the Athletic Club's  winter athletics and aquatics programs begins January 9 with Non-Member registration starting January 11. Check out all our classes for a range of ages, abilities and interests and plan your winter workout schedule! 
Join us for Winterlicious at Ristorante Boccaccio

Treat your taste buds this winter with Winterlicious at Ristorante Boccaccio. From January 26 to February 8, Ristorante Boccaccio will be offering special lunch ($28) and dinner ($43) prix-fixe menus featuring Italian specialties like ossobuco with risotto Milanese, crispy polenta with ricotta and duck confit and grilled veal chop with frites. Reservations begin January 11.

Last Chance to See Christmas Exhibit at 
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery

Visit the " Mostra Dei Presepi di Natale Exhibit " at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery before it ends January 8. The exhibit, presented by Centro Scuola, is a showcase of dozens of Nativity scenes from around the world. Don't miss your final chance to see this beautiful exhibit.  

Early Bird Registration for March Break Camps Begins January 15

Register early and save on the Columbus Centre March Break Camps, including the enhanced Ultimate Experience Camp! Register between January 15 and 26 and save 10% on a week of fun-filled activities that will have kids ages 4-12 learning, growing and making friends.
Villa Charities Introduces New "Cultural Tuesdays" Programming

Cultural Tuesdays is a series of illustrated talks and presentations on a wide range of topics that will highlight the richness and diversity of Canadian and Italian heritage. From January 30 to February 27, we will be hosting our first "Cultural Tuesdays" series focusing on different elements of Venetian culture. Join us for these free events!

Develop your Musical Talents with Lessons at our School of Music

Registration is still open for Winter Term lessons at our School of Music. Elevate your instrumental or vocal skills with one of our expert instructors and take your passion for music to the next level. Classes begin January 8 and run until March 26. Sign up today.

Spaces Still Available in Kinderdance, Baby and Me Programs

Our DanzArts Toronto 12-week Kinderdance program teaches kids ages 3 to 5 the basics of rhythm, balance and coordination in a positive and encouraging environment. The 10-week Baby and Me class is a perfect introduction to dance and movement, combined with a parental and toddler bonding experience. Register now for classes starting January 13.

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Discover your Creative Side with Adult Art Classes

Register for one of our 11-week Adult  Art Classes this winter with expert instructor Sam Paonessa and learn a foundational understanding of visual art and artistic expression that will help you create your own masterpieces! Classes begin January 16.

Spaces Available at our Child Care Centres for 2018

Our three Children's Centres provide high-quality   child   care for children ages 18 months to 12 years. Spaces are available at our Columbus Centre, Centro Abruzzo, and Casa Del Zotto  child   care centres for 2018. Visit our website to register your  child  

DanzArts Toronto Competitive Team Shines at Convention

The DanzArts Toronto Competitive team attended the renowned Nuvo Dance Convention, along with thousands of other top dancers, on December 9-10. Dancers learned from world-class choreographers and dance educators and four DanzArts Toronto students were awarded scholarships for standout performances. 

Culinary Journey Through Italy Continues at Ristorante Boccaccio

Ristorante Boccaccio's culinary journey through Italy continues in 2018 with the Puglia Theme Night Dinner on January 19. Join us and explore the flavours of Puglia, with a prix-fixe menu of dishes inspired by traditional cuisine and regional wine pairings. Tickets are $95 including tax and gratuity.

Upcoming Exhibit a Moving Depiction of Life with Dementia

The exhibit "MAMMA: In The Meantime" by Tony Luciani and presented with support from the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce, is the moving photographic tale of the artist's elderly mother Elia and her experience living with dementia. The powerful exhibit will be on display at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery from February 16 to April 3. Plan your visit to the Gallery today.

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Villa Charities Co-Presents Documentary Screening to Recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day

Villa Charities, in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, is presenting a screening of "The Maestro" on January 29. The documentary film details the life of Francesco Lotoro, who scoured Europe in search of music composed clandestinely in WWII camps. The screening will take place at the Spadina Theatre at 6:30pm. Admission is free.

Villa Colombo Vaughan Celebrates Volunteers

Villa Colombo Vaughan recognized its volunteers at their annual Volunteer Holiday Party on December 12. It was a fun-filled evening with great food, dancing and games, as well as a cake graciously donated by Cappuccino Bakery.

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