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  • Villa Charities Launches Inaugural Scholarship Program - Villa Charities introduces scholarship program to honour Italian culture and heritage TORONTO – April 28, 2020 – Villa Charities is excited to announce it is launching a new national scholarship program for post-secondary undergraduate and graduate students. The Villa Charities Scholarship Program will be available to students of all backgrounds and faiths, who believe in… Read More
  • Villa Charities Continues Support Programs for Seniors During COVID-19 - TORONTO - April 27, 2020 – For almost 50 years, Villa Charities Inc. (VCI) has been a destination and cultural leader for the Italian-Canadian community in the GTA, with support for senior care the pillar on which it was founded. During the current COVID-19 public health crisis, its top priorities are to keep employees safe,… Read More
  • Villa Charities Is Named A Charity of Choice for Eataly Toronto - March 10, 2020 – Villa Charities Inc. is proud to announce its partnership with Eataly, the largest Italian retail and dining experience in the world, as one of its official charities of choice. This partnership provides the two prominent Italian organizations with an opportunity to collaborate on initiatives bringing unique cultural programming and events curated… Read More
  • Villa Charities presents Anthony Ricciardi & Peter Triantos Art Exhibitions - TORONTO (January 28, 2020) –  Villa Charities is pleased to present concurrent exhibitions of two dynamic Toronto-based artists: Anthony Ricciardi and Peter Triantos, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 6 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The exhibitions will run at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in both the Upper and Lower galleries… Read More
  • TLN Media Group celebrates arrival to Columbus Centre and hosts intimate fundraising dinner with celebrity chefs, Lidia Bastianich & David Rocco - January 14, 2019 – TLN Media Group’s (TMG) journey began 35 years ago at Villa Charities Inc.'s Columbus Centre in Toronto, when in November 1984, Villa Charities hosted a celebration of a new Canadian multicultural TV channel, ‘TLN Telelatino’.  Now coming full circle, in January 2020, TLN Media Group's new multichannel headquarters and studios have… Read More
  • Original Theatrical Production “The Nonna Monologues” / “I monologhi della Nonna” World Premiere at Columbus Centre - Newest DLT production is a comical experience about our love for Nonnas TORONTO – OCTOBER 28, 2019 – Following the success of the Dora Award-nominated show, If on a Christmas Night…, Villa Charities proudly presents The Nonna Monologues / I monologhi della Nonna, the new immersive holiday show experience created by internationally acclaimed theatre company… Read More
  • Villa Charities presents International Watercolour Exhibition – Italy – Canada - Unique showcase features watercolours from Indigenous Canadian and Italian Artists TORONTO (September 23, 2019) – Villa Charities will present a compelling and diverse art exhibition, “International Watercolour Exhibition – Italy - Canada” at the Columbus Centre from September 27 to November 27, 2019. The exhibition is on display in the Upper Gallery of the Joseph… Read More
  • Villa Charities presents art installation “IMPACT: A Dialogue on Art & Memory” -   TORONTO (July 23, 2019) – Villa Charities will present a unique interactive art installation,  IMPACT: A Dialogue on Art & Memory, at the Columbus Centre from August 12 – 31, 2019.  The exhibit tackles the important topics of Alzheimer’s and dementia by highlighting how people tend to associate memory with inanimate objects to create… Read More
  • Villa Charities Welcomes Leonardo Da Vinci Academy - TORONTO (June 13, 2019) – Villa Charities and Leonardo Da Vinci Academy (LDVA) are pleased to announce an agreement has been finalized to move the Academy to the Columbus Centre for September, 2020. The prestigious independent Montessori-centered school is one of three organizations that will be relocating to the community centre at Lawrence Ave. West… Read More
  • Academy of Realist Art Relocates to Villa Charities Campus - TORONTO (June 11, 2019) – Villa Charities and Academy of Realist Art are pleased to announce that the Academy of Realist Art will move its facilities to the Columbus Centre as of September 1, 2019. The prestigious private institution that teaches drawing and painting in the old master tradition is one of the new organizations… Read More