At Villa Charities, our history is who we are. Founded in 1971, Villa Charities was established to provide elderly Italian-Canadians with affordable, high quality, and culturally conscious long-term care. In 1976, that vision materialized with the construction of Villa Colombo Toronto, a long-term care facility that incorporates various elements of Italian culture to create an environment of peace, community, and comfort. Since then Villa Charities has blossomed, adding a diversified community centre and four more senior living facilities. Today, after nearly five decades, Villa Charities has become one of the most versatile, holistic, and inclusive charities in the country, providing so much to so many.
The Villa Charities campus, for almost 50 years, has played an important part in supporting the Italian community. The Villa Charities family includes Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged Inc. in Toronto (Villa Colombo Toronto); Villa Colombo Seniors Centre (Vaughan) Inc./Di Poce Centre (Villa Colombo Vaughan); Caboto Terrace, Casa Del Zotto and Casa Abruzzo apartments for independent seniors; the Columbus Centre; and the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery.