Mainstreet Team Member Profile: Andrew Ellerton


Position at MEQ: Regional Manager

Grew up in: Sudbury, Ontario

Education: Bachelor of Arts – University of Michigan

Causes I support: Right to Play, Canadian Cancer Society


Favourite food: Tacos, Gazpacho, things with olive oil & basil

Hobbies: Skiing, reading, exploring

Like to read: A little bit of everything. I usually have a non-fiction & fiction book on the go

Dogs/Cats? – Dogs! (But only small ones in a Mainstreet apartment)

Favourite 3 movies – Braveheart, Inception, Gattaca


Favourite 5 places to travel – Barcelona, Paris, Montreal, Ann Arbor, New York

Top 5 places on my bucket list – Switzerland, Columbia, Philippines, Japan, Moscow

Favourite TV Shows: Archer, How I Met Your Mother, Suits, Game of Thrones

Tidbits about me: I used to have a Reebok endorsement contract and ran track for a living


Star wars or Star Trek? Definitely Star Wars

Theater or a movie? Movie

Hike or bike? Hike

Travel by plane, train or automobile? Plane! I used to spend about 6 months of the year with one suitcase and a carry on, travelling from place to place racing. The airport still feels like a weird sort of home.

Go climbing or zip lining? Climbing

Camp in an RV or stay in a tent? Tent

If you could do anything you wanted right now, what would it be? Relaxing, après ski, in a cottage up in the mountains

Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska and why? Alaksa. The Ididarod just started

What kitchen appliance do you use every day? Stove with my iron skillet

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten? A pig’s eyeball at Au Pied de Cochon in Montreal


Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? None that I’m aware of or are yet!

Does your family have a ‘motto’ spoken or unspoken? Blame it on Mom

If you could be a mythical animal, which one would it be? Falkor, the flying dog from The Neverending Story

Do you play a musical instrument, if so which one(s)? I do not though I tried to teach myself to play the piano after university

Can you change a tire? I can and have had to more than once after exploits such as fording a river with my Honda Civic to get to a trailhead.

Have you ever cut your own hair? From time to time. I’m never sure how the back of my head turns out.

Couldn’t have been worse than this fine doo!

Mainstreet Equity Corp. is a publicly traded (TSX: MEQ) residential real estate company in Canada. Mainstreet currently owns and operates properties in Surrey, BC; New Westminster, BC; Abbotsford, BC; Calgary, AB; Cochrane, AB; Lethbridge, AB; Edmonton, AB; Fort Saskatchewan, AB; and Saskatoon, SK.

Mainstreet provides affordable, renovated apartment suites to Canadians, and is committed to creating real value without diluting shareholder interests.

About the Author
Andrew Ellerton

A former member of the Canadian National Track Team and NCAA Champion at the University of Michigan, Andrew is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Mainstreet’s Calgary and Lethbridge portfolios.

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