gVilla Charities Celebrates Italian Heritage Month
gThe best of Italian culture, cuisine and heritage will once again take centre stage at Villa Charities, during Italian Heritage Month in June. The celebrations will pay tribute to
gthe 150th Anniversary of Canada and commemorate Italian Heritage Month in Ontario.
gWe invite you to join us as we present a month full of exciting events and exhibits.
gVilla Mercato at the Columbus Centre Courtyard
gFriday, June 2
g11:30am – 3pm
gVilla Mercato at Columbus Centre kicks off Italian Heritage Month and brings the tastes of Italy together in an outdoor food festival, featuring culinary creations from
gthe Italian Chef Association of Canada. Try an assortment of Italian favourites from a selection of local vendors including pizza, porchetta sandwiches, homemade gelato
gas well as other delicious menu items prepared by Ristorante Boccaccio’s master chefs. You will also have the opportunity to sample a selection of fine Italian wines.
gItalian National Day at Castello Italia 2017
gSunday, June 4
g10am – 4pm
gJoin Villa Charities and Ristorante Boccaccio at Castello Italia 2017! Casa Loma, one of Toronto’s premier heritage attractions, will be transformed into an authentic Italian
gpiazza, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada. Visit our booth at the event and enjoy delicious Italian specialties created by our Executive Chef Gino Marchetti.
gThe festivities also feature art installations by Italian-Canadian artists, live entertainment featuring local and international artists, acclaimed wines from Italy, a Ferrari/Maserati/Alfa Romeo
gautomotive showcase, activities for children and much more. The event will be televised live on the CHIN TV’s “Festival Italiano di Johnny Lombardy” show. For a full schedule
gof events for the day, click here.
gItalian Heritage Month at Joseph D. Carrier Gallery
gJune 8 – July 5
gGallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
gVIVA VITALITÀ ITALIANA
gin celebration of
gITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH
gA Showcase of Italo-Canadian and Italian Artists
gTony Bianco, Germinio Politi, Silvio Mastrodascio, Giuseppe Pivetta, Francesco Gallé, Bruno Capolongo Marina Randazzo
gArtists from Italy / Artisti Italiani Rodolfo Marma, Antonio Ciraci
gLOWER GALLERY/ATRIUM B
g“The History of Calabria Through Its Castles,” Assunta Orlando, Photography Exhibit
gLouie Chaino’s Collection of Caffettiere (coffee makers)
gOrganized by Marcello Tarantino
gOpening Reception – Wednesday June 7, 2017, 6:30 pm – 9:30pm
g“Italiente,” Jeff Jackson
gFriday BBQs at the Caffè Cinquecento Patio
gEvery Friday from June 9 to June 30
g11:30am – 2pm
gEnjoy our famous weekly outdoor gatherings on the Caffe Cinquecento patio with an assortment of your favourite barbeque lunch items, music and entertainment.
gSicilian Theme Night Dinner
gIn Celebration of the 150th Birthday of Luigi Pirandello
gFriday, June 16
g7:00pm / Dinner & Presentation
gTickets: $95.00 (inclusive of taxes and gratuities)
gReservations: 416-789-5555 or villacharities.com
gCelebrate Italian Heritage Month at Ristorante Boccaccio! In partnership with the Luigi Pirandello Theatre Society, Ristorante Boccaccio will feature a menu of specialties
gfrom the home town of Luigi Pirandello, the renowned Nobel Prize-winning playwright, poet and dramatist. The Society will be performing select works by Pirandello during
gthe evening. Executive Chef Gino Marchetti is excited to host this event in commemoration of Italian Heritage Month.
gVilla Charities at Luminato 2017
gPss Pss by Compagnia Baccalà
gPresented, in association with Villa Charities, by Luminato Festival
gSaturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18, 2pm & 5pm
gThe Famous Spiegeltent at David Pecaut Square
gTickets start at $20 at luminato.com
gTwo modern-day clowns take to the stage. This can’t be good news!
gWinner of 13 international prizes, including the Cirque Du Soleil prize, Pss Pss has been performed over 600 times, in over 50 countries, and on all 5 continents, to huge
gacclaim. Brilliant, tender, hilarious and ingenious, inspired by Chaplin, Keaton and the stars of silent films, Baccalà’s timeless performance of enthralling physicality and
gexquisite expression has been delighting audiences the world over since 2010. Inventive, exciting, ridiculous, this breathtaking pas de deux of mishaps and acrobatics will
ghave you laughing long after you leave the theatre.
gWRITTEN BY AND STARRING Camilla Pessi and Simone Fassari
gDIRECTED BY Louis Spagna