From The Photo Gallery

Sala Caboto
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery

Our Story

For over 30 successful years, Columbus Event Centre has been producing extraordinary events with distinct Italian flair in the city of Toronto. Our venue is situated on 4 acres that boasts Mediterranean gardens, water fountains, gazebos and ample parking. Centrally located in the Greater Toronto Area at the corner of Lawrence Avenue West and Dufferin Street we are easily accessible from major highways and major city routes by public transit.

With a variety of different rooms we can accommodate events and meetings that range from 10 to 300 guests. Event planners can choose from our elegant ballroom Sala Caboto to a contemporary rotunda shaped atrium the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, often described as Toronto’s "mini Guggenheim". We can also accommodate corporate clientele with meeting and conference rooms of various sizes and styles. In addition, our rooms are fully equipped with a complete line of audio visual services to meet all your needs.

Here you will find exquisite cuisine, excellent service, elegant surroundings and lavish gardens sure to make your event one to remember!

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how we can make your next event a success.

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Columbus Event Centre and Villa Charities Inc.

The Columbus Event Centre is part of the Villa Charities family. Villa Charities is a registered charity and non-profit organization that cultivates, promotes and celebrates our culture as Italian-Canadians. Villa Charities serves the Greater Toronto Area’s Italian community by providing culturally sensitive care and independent living apartments for seniors, as well as educational, cultural and athletic programs. The Villa Charities organization includes:

Villa Colombo Toronto
Villa Colombo Vaughan / Di Poce Centre
Columbus Centre
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery
Caboto Terrace
Casa Del Zotto
Casa Abruzzo

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“To celebrate and promote the Italian Heritage, Culture, Language, Arts, Food, and Family Values.”


“To be the voice of the Italian Canadian community.”