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INDEPENDENT SENIORS’

APARTMENTS

In addition to our goal of giving seniors the care and dignity they deserve as they age, we are also dedicated to providing subsidized apartments for independent seniors living within our community. Our three independent seniors’ apartment buildings, Casa Del Zotto, Caboto Terrace, and Casa Abruzzo are designed to give our elderly a welcoming home, where they can share in each other’s common interests, remain independent, and do so while being steps away from some of the finest gardens and community greenspaces in the GTA.

 

With more than 700 residents, our facilities are fully equipped to meet the needs of each and every individual. Residents are encouraged to take full advantage of the services offered on the Villa Charities campus at the Columbus Centre, including dining, exercise, swimming pool and other programs.

 

At Villa Charities, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of our community, and we are proud to assist our senior members in any and every way possible.

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Casa Abruzzo

Casa Abruzzo offers 175 units with one and two-bedroom suites to seniors wishing to live an independent and relaxing lifestyle inside our close-knit community. Located just minutes from the Villa Charities campus at Lawrence and Dufferin, Casa Abruzzo is equipped with a variety of features that ensure an uncompromised standard of living. Brimming with an active social community, the residents at Casa Abruzzo host regular gatherings and events throughout the year that range from group outings and activities to social events with lively music, food and entertainment. The building is adjacent to a park and the grounds include a courtyard, a gazebo, a convenience store and a hair salon. Nearby shopping, transportation lines, and restaurants means Casa Abruzzo is wonderfully situated to accommodate all your needs.

Exterior of the Casa Abruzzo apartment building.

Opened in 1996, Casa Abruzzo has 175 units, 147 are single-bedroom suites and 28 are two-bedroom suites. Every suite is fully renovated, spacious, and comes with a full-service kitchen, full bathroom, separate bedroom and living area, and a large storage closet. Some suites with balconies are also available. The building is managed by our dedicated Property Management Team. Casa Abruzzo is equipped with a security system and offers a TTC community bus service for the ultimate pairing of resident safety and convenience. One of our most popular and sought-after buildings, Casa Abruzzo scored a rating of 86% from the City of Toronto’s RentSafe TO Program, a further testament to the high quality of living enjoyed by our residents at Casa Abruzzo.

Accommodations include:

  • Kitchen with stove and refrigerator
  • Laminated wood flooring
  • Four-piece washroom
  • Central air and heating with individually controlled thermostat
  • Private balcony (in some units)
  • Outlets for TV and telephone
  • Heat and smoke detector

Amenities include:

  • Library
  • Party room
  • Chapel
  • Laundry room
  • Above and below ground parking
  • Professionally landscaped grounds
  • Large piazza
  • Bocce court
  • Italian-style meals provided through Villa Colombo Services for Seniors’ Meals on Wheels program

For more information, please contact:


Casa Abruzzo
338 Falstaff Avenue
Toronto, ON M6L 3E7

Antoaneta Lungu
Phone: 416-244-6844
Email: alungu@villacharities.com

 

If you wish to apply for subsidy, please contact:
Access to Housing Toronto

176 Elm Street, West of University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 3M4
Phone: 416-338-8888
Website: toronto.ca/accesstohousing

Caboto Terrace

Home to over 300 residents, this high rise is ideally situated on the expansive grounds of Villa Charities’ beautiful property. Offering a wide variety of programs, amenities, and services, the building embodies comfort, peace, and relaxation. Caboto Terrace is the closest residence in proximity to the Columbus Centre, which features the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, the Columbus Centre Athletic Club, Pantry Lawrence West, and many arts and culture programs. Artwork from the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery adorns the Caboto common room with Italian culture and history. The building offers 1-bedroom units with spacious balconies, a security system, and is managed by a dedicated Property Management Team.

Exterior of the Caboto Terrace apartment building.

Opened in 1984 and located on the southwest corner of Dufferin Street and Lawrence Avenue West, Caboto Terrace is surrounded by 10 acres of beautiful parkland, bocce courts, a fitness facility, and much more; it is within walking distance to places of worship, shopping and public transportation. Caboto Terrace has 259 fully renovated apartments that provide affordable homes to over 300 residents, and offers its residents convenience, comfort and entertainment through its many great services and features.

Accommodations include:

  • Kitchen with stove and refrigerator
  • Separate bedroom
  • Large storage closet
  • Four-piece washroom
  • Electric heating – individually controlled thermostat
  • Private balcony
  • Outlets for TV and telephone
  • Heat and smoke detector

Amenities include:

  • Party room
  • Laundry room
  • Outdoor parking
  • Bocce court
  • Italian-style meals, provided through Villa Colombo Services for Seniors’ Meals on Wheels program

For more information, please contact:


Caboto Terrace
3050 Dufferin St, Toronto,
ON M6B 3T5

 

Rosa Preziosa, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 416-789-7654 Ext. 225
Email: rpreziosa@villacharities.com

Casa Del Zotto

Situated near Caboto Terrace and boasting expansive parkland grounds, Casa Del Zotto is the second residence on the Villa Charites’ campus that provides economical, safe, and secure living for our community’s seniors.

Casa Del Zotto has 202 units including 184 one-bedroom suites and 18 two-bedroom suites. Every suite is fully renovated, spacious and comes with a full-service kitchen, full bathroom, separate bedroom and living area, and a large storage closet. Our residents can enjoy ample space for quiet moments and lively social gatherings inside a main floor sunroom, a large common room, a library, and a second-floor walkout to a private garden. Activities range from music and dance events, bingo nights, card games, scheduled fitness classes for seniors, and group prayers for special occasions. Artwork from the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery enables our residents to appreciate beauty from the comfort of their home. As with all our buildings, there is an onsite security system and a dedicated Property Management Team.

Exterior of the Casa Del Zotto apartment building.

Opened in 1991, Casa Del Zotto is located next to Caboto Terrace on Villa Charities’ Dufferin and Lawrence campus. Casa Del Zotto is surrounded by 10 acres of beautiful parkland, bocce courts, a fitness facility, restaurants, and much more; it is within walking distance to places of worship, shopping and public transportation. Casa Del Zotto has 202 suites and offers over 230 residents an independent living lifestyle in a complementary, culturally sensitive community.

Accommodations include:

  • Kitchen with stove and refrigerator
  • Four-piece washroom with additional safety fixtures
  • Electric heating – individually controlled thermostats
  • Outlets for TV and telephone
  • Heat and smoke detector
  • Air conditioning

Amenities include:

  • Party Room
  • Library
  • Laundry room
  • Above and below ground parking
  • Professionally landscaped garden terrace
  • Italian-style meals provided through Villa Colombo Services for Seniors’ Meals on Wheels program

For more information, please contact:


Casa Del Zotto
3010 Dufferin Street Toronto,
ON M6B 4J5

 

Rosa Preziosa, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 416-789-7654 Ext. 225
Email: rpreziosa@villacharities.com

 

If you wish to apply for subsidy, please contact:
Access to Housing Toronto
176 Elm Street, West of University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 3M4
Phone: 416-338-8888
Website: toronto.ca/accesstohousing

Photos

*Please note that images are for presentation purposes only. Actual units may vary and are unfurnished.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR MARKET RENT

In order for your application to be complete, we require a copy of the following:

  1. Completed application form (Independent Living Registration Form)
  2. Canadian Citizenship / Landed immigrant status
  3. All sources of income
  4. Medical report (last page of application)

FAQs

How To Apply For Subsidized Housing


You must apply directly to the City of Toronto. We do not accept applications for subsidy.

 

Please contact:
Access to Housing Toronto
176 Elm Street, West of University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 3M4
Phone: 416-338-8888
Website: toronto.ca/accesstohousing

You cannot request a specific apartment. You will receive the first apartment that becomes available.

Rent includes water, heating, air conditioning (where applicable) & hydro. Each apartment also comes equipped with a stove & refrigerator. Parking is also available at an additional cost.

On average, there is a waiting list of 12-18 months for our rental units.

Parking is available at an additional cost. The cost will depend on which apartment you live in and ranges from $25-$40 per month.

Our affiliate organization, Villa Colombo Toronto Services for Seniors, offers various services available to seniors living in the area. These services include Meals on Wheels, financial clinics, and information and referral. These services are not included in the rent and are therefore available at an additional cost. For an additional fee, Villa Colombo also offers programs and services such as recreational & educational activities, arts and crafts, and exercise classes. For more information on these programs and services please visit villacharities.com

No. You must apply through your Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). The telephone number for the Central LHIN is 416-222-2241.

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