Experience our Latest Exhibitions of Vivid and Colourful Artwork
The Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre is currently showcasing two spectacular exhibitions: “We Adore You” by Anthony Ricciardi and “Dreaming in Colour” by Peter Triantos. “We Adore You” includes 30 specially created canvases, two signature sculptures and a mural by Anthony Ricciardi, a renowned multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto who has exhibited his canvases, murals and installations internationally. “Dreaming in Colour” by Peter Triantos brings together 30 abstract canvases by this internationally recognized, Toronto-based artist. The exhibition includes paintings from his iconic 'Jelly Bean' series, 'Napa Valley' series and his 'SP²' series. All artwork on display in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery is available for purchase. If you are interested in purchasing any of the pieces, please call 416-789-4011 ext. 248 before the exhibitions close on April 5!

Enjoy an Intimate Evening of Italian Chamber Music at “Italian Love Cantatas”
On Saturday, March 7 at 7:30pm, join Soprano, Agnes Zsigovics, Oboe, Marco Cera and Harpsichord, Christopher Bagan in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery for a performance of cantatas by Lotti, Aldrovandini, Handel and Mancini, an oboe sonata by Ferrandini, and a wonderful follia for solo harpsichord by the 17th century icon Girolamo Frescobaldi. Warm your late winter spirits with this perfect program for the imminent arrival of spring, in one of Toronto’s loveliest small concert venues.

Reserve Your Table for our Campania Theme Night Dinner
On Friday, March 27 at 7pm, join us at Ristorante Boccaccio for our Campania Theme Night Dinner. Home of the world-famous Amalfi Coast, Campania offers delicious cuisine that reflects the region’s rich culture and history. Our menu is filled with regional favourites and tasty specialties, including sweet Neapolitan meatballs, fresh seafood salad, Gnocchi di Patate alla Sorrentina, Polpo alla Luciana, Gattò di Patate and Sfogliatelle Napoletane.

Uncover Myths, Magic & Mysteries of Ancient Italy at Cultural Tuesdays
Our next Cultural Tuesdays series, “The Magic Door: Myths, Magic & Mysteries of Ancient Italy” presented by David Pantano, explores the origins of Ancient Italy through the underlying myths, magic and mysteries that have shaped Italian civilization from its legendary foundations through Roman times and up to the Renaissance. Join us on March 3 at 7pm for the first lecture, “Origins – Tradition, Ancestors, Archetypes.”

Dance All Night Long at Ballo Liscio (Social Dancing)
Join us for our next Ballo Liscio event on Thursday, March 12 at 7pm and enjoy 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.

Don’t Miss the Final “Learn Italian By Doing” Workshops of the Winter Term
Don’t miss your chance to learn or practice Italian in a relaxed and “simpatico” atmosphere at our “Learn Italian By Doing” program. 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. Winter term workshops run until Thursday, March 5!

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, March 13 and Friday, April 17. Contact us today to schedule your appointment – call 416-789-7011 ext. 240 or email  csimpson@villacharities.com .

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 .

OMEGA Program Complimentary Trial Period Begins Monday
We have just launched our new OMEGA High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) at the Columbus Centre Athletic Club. Using various training equipment, OMEGA is designed to improve your endurance, stamina, strength, mobility, power, speed, agility, balance and coordination. We are offering a 4-week complimentary trial period between March 2 and March 30 for anyone who is interested in OMEGA.

Students at DanzArts Toronto to Perform at Company Showcase 2020
Our competitive students at DanzArts Toronto at the Columbus Centre are busy rehearsing for their big performance at the annual DanzArts Toronto Company Showcase on Thursday, March 12 at the Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts. Come support our dancers and buy your tickets for our Company Showcase 2020!

It’s Not Too Late to Register Your Child for March Break Camp
Give your child the experience of a lifetime at our Columbus Centre March Break Camp, running March 16 - 20, for ages 4 to 12. Choose from five different camps, including Arts & Crafts Camp, Multi-Media Camp, LEGO / Be-A-Builder Camp, Magic Camp and our Ultimate Experience Camp. Spaces are still available - register now!

Last Chance to Take Advantage of February Athletics Promotion
Until February 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. Also, be sure to follow @columbuscentreathleticclub on Instagram for all the latest updates, classes and special offers at the Athletic Club! 

Register for Spring Term Impressionist Painting Workshops
Registration is now open for April impressionist painting workshops at the Columbus Centre! Join us on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30pm for “Hot Fields in Tuscany” and on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30pm for “Romantic Seascape.” Classes are available for $40 + HST per person. Professional art supplies are included.

Visit us at the Toronto International Bicycle Show to Learn More About Giro
Villa Charities Foundation will be at this year’s Toronto Bicycle Show on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the International Centre. Visit us at Bianchi Canada’s booth (Booth #250) to learn more about the 14th Annual Villa Charities Giro cycling fundraiser, enter for an opportunity to win free registration and best of all, enjoy espresso and biscotti on us!

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.

Un Abbraccio! Co-Chairs, Wendy Switzer Myles and Marcello Tarantino at the Launch of  Un Abbraccio! Event
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 ccosta@villacharities.com .

Residents Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Casa Abruzzo
On Friday, February 14, the residents at Casa Abruzzo gathered for a Valentine’s Day celebration and were treated to a delicious meal, cake and enjoyed an evening of music and dancing. 

Villa Colombo Toronto Auxiliary to Host Spring Pasta Bingo
Join the Villa Colombo Toronto Auxiliary for Spring Pasta Bingo on Wednesday, March 25 at Sala Caboto. Tickets are $40 and the event includes a pasta and salad dinner, traditional Easter treats and three Bingo games with dabber. For tickets, please contact the VCTA Office at 416-789-2113 ext. 2260 or VCLA@villacolombo.on.ca
Villa Colombo Vaughan Celebrates Family Day
On Monday February 17, Villa Colombo Vaughan celebrated Family Day by hosting an open house and inviting families to visit and spend quality time with their loved ones. The residents and their families enjoyed an afternoon of musical entertainment. Upcoming events at Villa Colombo Vaughan include Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday celebrations.

The Royal Conservatory of Music Presents Kyung Wha Chung with Kevin Kenner
On Friday, March 6 at 8pm, legendary violinist Kyung Wha Chung is joined by long-time sonata partner Kevin Kenner on piano. In their Koerner Hall debut, they will perform works by Brahms, Franck, and Beethoven. Tickets start at only $40. Buy tickets now!