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  • 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
  • Villa Charities launches an impressive roster of cultural programming for Italian Heritage Month in June - Interactive lineup on tap for 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death TORONTO – May 22, 2019 – The best of Italian culture, heritage and cuisine will take centre stage during Italian Heritage Month in June at the Columbus Centre. Villa Charities will showcase the artistry and talents of Italian-Canadian performers through a series of… Read More
  • Villa Charities Foundation presents an exclusive VIP Luncheon with Formula 1™ Driver Antonio Giovinazzi - Personal appearance by special guest launches Italian Heritage Month programming at the Columbus Centre TORONTO – May 21, 2019 – Villa Charities Foundation is set to host a memorable charitable event with special guest, Formula One driver Antonio Giovinazzi on June 4. This prominent event will help kick off Villa Charities’ month of June Italian… Read More
  • Ground-breaking New Book on the Italian Canadian Immigration Experience - OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH Thursday May 23, 2019 at 7pm Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre Toronto, Ontario CANADA The Embassy of Italy, the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto and Villa Charities join together with authors Paola Breda and Marino Toppan to present a ground-breaking new history of the Italian-Canadian immigration experience, finally including… Read More
  • Villa Charities Welcomes TLN Media Group - TORONTO (April 29, 2019) – Villa Charities and TLN Media Group are pleased to announce that TLN Media Group will relocate its corporate and multicultural media production headquarters to the Columbus Centre as of September, 2019. TLN Media Group is one of three cultural organizations that will be located in the Columbus Centre, as Villa… Read More
  • Original Theatrical Production “Leonardo’s Last Supper” World Premiere at Columbus Centre - Toronto’s immersive theatrical and dining experience inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece TORONTO – February 26, 2019 – Following the success of “If on a Christmas Night…”, Villa Charities will present “Leonardo’s Last Supper,” a new interactive show created by internationally acclaimed theatre company DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT), in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura… Read More
  • Joseph J. Fusco Elected Chair of Villa Colombo’s Board of Governors - TORONTO (January 15, 2019) – Toronto business owner Joseph J. Fusco has been elected Chair of the Board of Governors of Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged Inc. at its 2018 Annual General meeting. Opened in 1976, Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged Inc. (Villa Colombo Toronto), part of the Villa Charities Inc. group of… Read More
  • Marco Sassone: Home on the Streets Exhibition Canadian Premiere at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery - TORONTO – OCTOBER 1, 2018 – Villa Charities and the Columbus Centre are pleased to present the Canadian premiere of Marco Sassone's landmark exhibition Home on the Streets, with an opening reception on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 7pm – 9pm. The show will run at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus… Read More