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About Villa Colombo Toronto

About Villa Colombo


The HVAC System Upgrade for Villa Colombo Toronto has been funded by the Governments of Canada and Ontario.

Nestled in the heart of our 10-acre community complex, Villa Colombo Toronto is a designated ethno-specific facility that encompasses all aspects of Italian life and culture into the care and services it provides. Located on the Villa Charities campus near the Columbus Centre (at Dufferin Street & Lawrence Avenue West) and backing onto acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with distinct architectural features and fountains that emulate the tranquility of old Italy.


Villa Colombo Toronto has invaluable expertise with over 45 years of experience serving seniors and is highly regarded in providing culturally suitable long-term care and community services.


Our Mission 

We serve our Italian community, residents and elderly clients by providing the care they need to enjoy life to the fullest with dignity and independence in a safe, secure and home like environment.


Our highly trained and professional staff is dedicated to providing the highest and safest care and service to our residents and clients. Villa Colombo Toronto provides 24-hour medical and nursing services.


Long Term Care Services

Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged Inc. (Villa Colombo Toronto) part of the Villa Charities Inc. group of organizations, provides quality long-term residential care and community services to seniors honouring the Italian heritage.


Villa Colombo Toronto is a 391-bed air conditioned, not-for-profit long-term care provider of care and services catering to Italian-Canadians. Villa Colombo Toronto is unique in that it also provides Italian-sensitive community services such as Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Programs, Supportive Housing, and more to over 700 community clients.


When Villa Colombo Toronto was established in 1976, it was built to cater to the growing population of elderly Italians. To this day, Villa Colombo Toronto remains a unique facility with a tradition of excellence and quality care. Villa Colombo Toronto primarily operates asa Long Term Care facility, which serves as a home to those who are no longer able to take care of themselves in their own homes. Long term care homes are designed for people who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision within a secure setting. LTC homes offer higher levels of personal care and support than those typically offered by either retirement homes or supportive housing. In addition to the care services provided, Villa Colombo Toronto provides residents with complete meal service, daily exercise and other activities, and religious and spiritual services; all provided while being culturally sensitive to our predominantly Italian clients.


Villa Colombo Toronto also has an extensive community services program. Through the Community Services department, Villa Colombo Toronto offers various Adult Day Programs for seniors still living at home, a Meals on Wheels program that partners with other community organizations facilitating preparation and delivery of daily meals to hundreds of clients, and three supportive housing buildings that provide basic nursing and care services to mostly independent seniors.


For more information, or to inquire further about our services, please contact:


Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged Inc. (Villa Colombo Toronto)

40 Playfair Avenue,
Toronto, ON
M6B 2P9

Phone: 416-789-2113
Fax: 416-789-5435
Email: [email protected]

Working and Volunteering at Villa Colombo

Applying to Long Term Care

Application for admission into a provincially regulated long-term care facility can only be made through a Home and Community Care Support Services. Please visit their website here to connect with the office and coordinator in your specific area for further assistance.

To schedule a personal tour of Villa Colombo Toronto, please call 416-789-2113 ext. 2277.

Please note personal tours are currently suspended as a result of COVID-19.


Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged Inc., under the guidance of its Board of Governors, has devoted over 45 years to delivering excellent care to its residents and families, and community users of its programs and services; this is largely due to the excellent relationships between various stakeholders and the commitment, dedication and support from residents, staff and families.

Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged Inc. is professionally managed by Extendicare Assist Canada.


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Toni Dell’Aquila

Executive Director
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Daniela Gigliotti-Rivas

Assistant Executive Director
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Nikki Mann

Director, Resident Services

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Teresa Manserra RDH, BDSc, Cert Ed, LTC-CIP

IPAC Lead and Educator

[email protected]

Phone:416 789-2113 ext. 2256

Ministry of Long-Term Care

To make a complaint, call the Ministry’s toll-free number from 8:30am -7:00pm, 7 days a week: 

Toll-free 1-866-434-0144.

Patient Ombudsman


Call Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.






Toronto: 416-597-0339

Toll free: 1-888-321-0339

TTY: 416-597-5371

Fax: 416-597-5372



Box 130, 77 Wellesley St. W.

Toronto, ON M7A 1N3

Continuous Quality Improvement Initiatives

Emergency Preparedness

Board of Governors

Accreditation Award

In January 2020, Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged Inc. (Villa Colombo Toronto) was awarded “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing”, the highest level of performance recognition; the achievement of excellence in meeting the requirements of the Qmentum accreditation program.


The four-year accreditation (2020 – 2024) recognizes that Villa Colombo Toronto meets national standards of excellence in quality care and service, cares about client safety and continues to strive for high quality health care. Full accreditation status is only granted when an organization meets all of Accreditation Canada’s required organizational practices (ROPs) and at least 90 per cent of its designated high priority criteria.


Accessibility Standard for Customer Service

  • Process for Providing Feedback (Please deposit the completed pamphlet in box at reception desk at 40 Playfair Avenue)
  • Information and Communication Standard (Integrated Accessibility Standard – Ontario Regulation 191/11)

Accessible Formats and Communication Supports

Villa Colombo Toronto will provide documents and communication supports, or information contained therein, in a format that meets any member of the public’s needs (as agreed upon with the person). Please contact us at [email protected]

Accessibility Plan

We prepare an accessibility plan that’s updated annually. We consult with persons with disabilities in the preparation of these annual plans. View our most current plan:

Villa Colombo Toronto AODA Multi-year Accessibility Plan


Questions or feedback on accessibility at Villa Colombo Toronto?


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 416-789-2113