Don’t Miss an Unforgettable Family Dining Experience at Cena in Famiglia
On Sunday, August 25, Villa Charities Foundation cordially invites you to enjoy a delicious family-style meal, inspired by the traditional Italian Sunday dinner! Join us in our beautiful outdoor setting at Sala Caboto Gardens for a cocktail reception and three-course meal with your loved ones and indulge in delectable Italian dishes. There will be lots of great Italian food, musical entertainment and the chance to create wonderful memories with your family and friends, all in support of Villa Charities’ mission to celebrate and promote Italian heritage, culture, language, arts, food and family values.
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Tickets on Sale Now for “Serata d’Opera e di Canzoni” Concert
Presented by Villa Charities, join us on Sunday, September 29 at 6pm in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery for an evening of Italian opera favourites including selections by Verdi, Puccini, Tosti and more, featuring Tenor, Enrique Pina, Soprano, Stephanie DeCiantis and Pianist, Adolfo de Santis.

Explore Topics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia in 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! Visit the installation in the Columbus Centre lobby until August 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.

Final Outdoor Movie Experience of the Summer at Cinema Al Fresco
Don’t miss your last chance to 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. Join us for a screening of the classic film Pane e Cioccolata (Brusati, 1973) on Thursday, August 22 at 8:30pm. Admission is free.

Show off your Dance Moves at Ballo Liscio (Social Dancing)
Put on your dancing shoes and drop by the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery for our final evening of social dancing of the summer on Friday, August 23 at 7pm. Admission is free and no RSVP required.

Ristorante Boccaccio to
Re-open August 20
Ristorante Boccaccio at the Columbus Centre will re-open on August 20. The restaurant is currently accepting reservations for lunch and dinner from August 20 on. Book a table today and enjoy fresh, authentic and delicious Italian dishes!

Drop by Caffè Cinquecento for our Next Pizza Nel Parco Event
Reserve your order now for our next “Pizza in the Park” lunch or dinner on Friday, August 23 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.

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, September 13 and Friday, October 11. Contact us today to schedule your appointment – call 416-789-7011 ext. 240 or email .

School of Music Early Bird Registration Begins August 19
Don’t miss the Early Bird registration for the Columbus Centre School of Music’s 2019/2020 season, from August 19 to 23. Students will receive a 5% discount during the Early Bird period when paying in full. Register for the fall term today and discover your musical passion. Learn a new instrument or hone your skills in vocal, piano, drums, guitar, violin and more!

Register for Summer Intensive Program at DanzArts Toronto
As part of the DanzArts Toronto Summer Series, the Summer Intensive Program will help improve your technique and develop your dance style with the DanzArts instructors and faculty, plus special guest instructors! Classes run August 19 – 23 and include contemporary, ballet, jazz and more. The Mini Intensive Program is also available for young dancers between the ages of 5 and 9. Register now!

Spaces Still Available for Last Session 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 session of the summer, running from August 26 – 30. Register now!

Jump Start your Fitness Routine with Personal Training Sessions
Personal training is one-on-one instruction that incorporates exercise screening, goal-setting and health education. At Columbus Centre Athletic Club, our personal training program is designed to help you reach higher levels of fitness. Be your best self and book a goal-setting interview at the Columbus Centre Athletic Club to discuss the benefits of our personal training program.

Casa Abruzzo Social Club to Host Barbeque on the Piazza
On Thursday, August 29, the Casa Abruzzo Social Club invites all residents and their families to an end-of-summer barbeque on the piazza. Enjoy delicious food, refreshments and a musical performance. To purchase tickets, please call 416-614-3137.

Residents at Villa Colombo Vaughan Host Art Gallery Fundraiser
On Monday, July 22, the residents of Villa Colombo Vaughan’s Casa Bratty participated in their very own Art Gallery Fundraiser. The residents expressed their creativity by painting artwork to display for their friends and families. Guests in attendance had the opportunity to purchase pieces from the gallery, win raffle prizes and enjoy a wonderful evening of art, musical entertainment and dancing.

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