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Category: CCRedevelopment

TORONTO, February 23, 2018 – Villa Charities Inc. today announced the redevelopment of the Columbus Centre in partnership with Dante Alighieri Academy will not be going forward in its current format, as the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) has rejected the project, based on the direction from the Minister of Education, Indira Naidoo-Harris. This decision was made in isolation and without discussion with Villa Charities or the receipt of the Director of Education’s final report. “In good faith and at the request of the previous Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter, we implemented public consultations at great expense and delayed…

New shared-use facility will be reimagined space for Columbus Centre and Dante Alighieri Academy TORONTO, APRIL 18, 2017 – With a vision towards the future of urban space, Villa Charities Inc. and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) today unveiled the updated designs and a 3D model of the new shared-use facility for the Columbus Centre/Villa Charities and Dante Alighieri Academy Redevelopment. The new state-of-the-art, intergenerational community hub is considered the largest and only co-development project of its kind currently underway in North America, and will better meet the needs and expectations of future generations and the communities they…

 Villa Charities and TCDSB Unveil Bold Design for Shared Facility Renewed Columbus Centre and Dante Alighieri Academy to feature dramatic façade, state-of-the-art facilities Toronto (Nov. 23, 2016) – Villa Charities Inc. and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) today unveiled a design proposal for the combined new Columbus Centre and Dante Alighieri Academy Catholic Secondary School. The design includes a dramatic, three-story glass façade along Lawrence Ave., at the existing Columbus Centre location, with state-of-the-art cultural, athletic, dining, educational and other facilities along with a new performing arts theatre. The design unveiling follows the joint submission of a Site…