Culture and Community at the Columbus Centre
The Columbus Centre, the hub of the Villa Charities campus, is the GTA’s preeminent destination for the arts and culture serving the Italian Canadian community and beyond.
Frequented by more than 100,000 visitors every year, the Columbus Centre is a popular meeting place where people can enjoy the richness of the Italian culture in a Canadian setting; a veritable piazza that brings together art, culture, fitness, and great culinary experiences all under one roof.
Cultural Programs and Services at the Columbus Centre
- Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery
- Art Classes
- Culinary Classes
- The Columbus Centre School of Music (Music Lessons)
- DanzArts Toronto
- Summer and March Break Camps
- Theme Night Dinners at Ristorante Boccaccio
- Cultural Tuesdays
- Italian Heritage Month
Please visit our calendar of events for featured cultural programming at the Columbus Centre.
Villa Charities Campus Map
At the Columbus Centre, we are revitalizing our facility as we renovate to get more out of our existing space and enhance the facilities hosting our programs and services. The improvements reflect Villa Charities’ commitment to ensuring a sustainable and vibrant future, and to improving the experience for all patrons, visitors, staff and tenants.
Some departments and services have been relocated as part of the renovations. See the Villa Charities campus map below for all new department locations.