Villa Charities Community Open Forum
We invite all members of the community to join us at a public meeting on Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30pm to discuss the highlights from the Villa Charities Annual General Meeting. The event will include brief presentations and Q & A sessions with Villa Charities Inc. and each of the Affiliate organizations. The event will be livestreamed on our Facebook page here .

Luncheon and Q&A with F1 Driver Antonio Giovinazzi
Villa Charities Foundation is excited to host a memorable charitable event on Tuesday, June 4 with special guest, Formula One driver Antonio Giovinazzi. Guests attending this exclusive luncheon will have the opportunity to meet Antonio Giovinazzi and participate in a Q&A. There is a limited number of tickets available so buy your tickets today!

Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with us in June
The best of Italian culture, heritage and cuisine will once again take centre stage at Villa Charities, during Italian Heritage Month in June. We invite you to join us as we present a month full of exciting programs and exhibitions for the whole family, including a line up of unique and immersive experiences for families to celebrate the accomplishments of Leonardo Da Vinci.

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 include Friday, May 10 and Friday, June 14. Contact us today to schedule your appointment – call 416-789-7011 ext. 240 or email .

“Land of Triumph and Tragedy: Voices of the Italian Fallen Workers” Book Launch
Jointly hosted by Villa Charities, Marino Toppan and Paola Breda of the Italian Fallen Workers Memorial Project, we invite you to join us on May 23 at 7pm to celebrate the launch of the new book outlining the full story of the Italian immigration to Canada, including the still unknown and unrecognized history of the Italian Fallen Workers.

Experience New Stunning Exhibitions at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery
“Material Worlds” by Lucas Biagini is a series of paintings that are highly textured, layered, fused with colour and even geological in appearance. “Above and Beyond” by Nick Biagini is inspired by the beauty of Italian sceneries and uses a technique called ‘impasto’, where the paint is laid on in very thick layers, appearing to come out of the canvas. Visit the exhibitions at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre from now until May 26!

Join us for our Spring Book Launch: Six New Books by Canadian Authors
On May 16 at 6pm in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Villa Charities is proud to host an exciting book launch featuring six brand new titles of fiction, poetry and nonfiction by Canadian authors. Themes to be explored at this event include immigration, survival and trauma, femininity and feminism, and creativity, as we indulge in thought-provoking discussions.

Practice your Italian Skills in a Relaxed Atmosphere
Learn or enhance your Italian skills while doing yoga or enjoying a delicious meal and conversation at Ristorante Boccaccio in our “Learn Italian by Doing” Program for beginner and intermediate levels, every Thursday and Friday until June 6.

Discover Expert Cooking Tips at our Next Culinary Workshop
Join us on Thursday, May 16 at 6pm for the next installment of our spring term culinary workshops, where we will be learning how to make “Artichokes Three Ways: Giudea, Romana, Fritti”. The workshop will also include a pairing of wine and a communal meal to enjoy your culinary creations with the other participants.

Place Your Order Now for Pizza Nel Parco
Drop by for our first “Pizza in the Park” lunch or dinner of the season on Friday, May 17 at 12pm and 6pm 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. Place your order in advance and avoid the line-ups.

Join us for our "Soprattutto Vivaldi" Concert
We invite you to join us on May 17 at 7pm in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery for "Soprattutto Vivaldi", a program of glittering and fiery chamber concertos and trio sonatas for oboe, violin, recorder/traverso, bassoon and harpsichord, with a focus on Antonio Vivaldi – plus a taste of some music from his northern European neighbours G. P. Telemann and J.C. Fasch. Admission is free.

Savour our New Spring Menu at Ristorante Boccaccio
Have you tried our new spring menu at Ristorante Boccaccio at the Columbus Centre? We have crafted an inspired culinary selection that highlights fresh, seasonal ingredients in delicious and authentic Italian dishes. Enjoy delicious new entrées such as Casarecce con Pollo Affumicato, Risotto con Zafferano e Gamberetti and Tagliata di Manzo. Book your table today and Buon Appetito !

Tennis and Fitness Summer Special Memberships On Sale Now
Take advantage of the Columbus Centre Athletic Club’s 2019 Summer Special and enjoy Tennis and Fitness 3-month memberships. The memberships are valid for any three months from now until September 20. Register today!

Explore the Art of Magic and Dance at our Summer Camp
Columbus Centre Summer Camp offers a variety of high-quality programs with 14 different camps to choose from. Learn the secrets of the magic trade, including sleight of hand, stage presence and parlour magic in our Magic Camp. If you love to dance, enjoy a daily schedule of hip-hop, modern, jazz styles and more in our Dance Camp. Give your child a memorable summer experience and register today!

Student Summer Special Offer at Columbus Centre Athletic Club
This summer, improve your endurance,
strength and overall physical fitness
with our state-of-the-art treadmills,
cross-trainers, spinning bikes, weight
room and more! We have special summer memberships available for students age 13 - 25 with a valid student ID. Join the Athletic Club today!

Tickets Now on Sale for DanzArts Toronto Year-End Recital
Join us at the DanzArts Toronto Year-End Recital on Sunday, June 9 at 11:30am and 4:30pm, at The Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan Theatre at York University. Come see the dazzling routines that our DanzArts Toronto students have been perfecting this past year. Buy your tickets today!

Treat Mom on her Special Day at the Columbus Event Centre
Join us for our annual Mother’s Day Lunch on Sunday, May 12 at 12pm at the Sala Caboto ballroom and enjoy a delectable prix fixe menu including an antipasto station, pasta station, entrée station and more. Tickets are available for $55 per person, inclusive of all applicable taxes ($30 for Children and Villa Colombo residents). Make a reservation today!

Register for Giro Cycling Fundraiser to Help our Community’s Seniors
Our 13th Annual Villa Charities Giro cycling fundraiser on May 26, presented by Lady York Foods, is bringing the community together to help raise money required to enhance quality of life for the seniors in our long-term care facilities. We need your support to help us achieve our goal of $140,000. Every rider has a minimum fundraising goal of $250. Register today and support a worthy cause.

Tee Off for a Good Cause at our Annual Golf Classic
The 43rd Annual Villa Charities Golf Classic, presented by Lady York Foods, will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at the Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge. The renowned Wooden Sticks Golf Club is more than simply a place to golf, it is a tribute to the rich history and grand traditions of this great game where 12 of the 18 holes were each inspired by a different famous golf hole from the PGA. Register today and help us raise critical funds for the seniors in our long-term care facilities.

Residents Dance the Night Away at Caboto Terrace
On April 26, the residents at Caboto Terrace enjoyed an evening of dancing and Italian-themed music. The residents were also treated to homemade pizza and cake provided by fellow resident Rolando Tocci.

Villa Colombo Toronto Offers Horticulture Therapy for Residents
This spring, Villa Colombo Toronto is offering a new Horticulture Therapy program to encourage residents to participate in gardening activities that will help improve their physical and mental health, as well as promoting socialization. At the end of each session, the plants will be sold to family members, staff and visitors to help support the program.

Villa Colombo Vaughan Upcoming Events in May
On Sunday, May 12, Villa Colombo Vaughan will be celebrating Mother’s Day with a Mother’s Day High Tea in the Salone. On Wednesday, May 15, the residents will gather to learn about the traditions of Mexico and enjoy nachos and margaritas.

inCanto: A Journey of Italian Music Through Time
On June 27 at 8pm at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, inCanto’s 14-piece band will take you through a journey of the Italian music that captured the world on radio and in movies with the perfect blend of romance, passion and humour. From Puccini to Il Volo — including Pavarotti, Sinatra, Modugno and Mina — La musica Italiana è bellissima!

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