My ideal weekend is…
A mix of painting in my studio, open house, bicycle riding, taking in a show at the PAC and dinner with friends or family.
My favourite vacation was…
Two wonderful weeks in Paris.
One day I’d like to…
Have my artwork in the collection of the National Gallery.
A fun fact about me is…
I was a punker in the 1970’s!
The accomplishment I’m most proud of is…
Being elected as a City Councillor for three consecutive terms and serving the amazing people of our City.
The Art of Real Estate...A Culture of Excellence
Mark was born and raised in St. Catharines, and graduated from Governor Simcoe Secondary School in the City’s north end. He went on to study visual arts at York University, where Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with specialized honours as a studio major, in the visual arts. Mark continues to work as a visual artist to this day and owns a studio in downtown St. Catharines. Mark began his business career with U-Frame-It Ltd. in Toronto, where he designed and constructed franchise stores across Canada and managed the company’s flagship picture framing shop in Yorkville.
A St. Catharines business person for over thirty years, Mark is well known for his award winning home décor/gift/picture framing store, Elliott & Company, which was named Overall Canadian Retailer of the Year in 2005 by the Canadian Gift and Tableware Association. The award highlighted the excellence in customer service, commitment to community, and innovation in retail, that Elliott & Company was renown for.
Mark became involved in municipal politics in 2006, and represented St. Patrick’s Ward 4 covering central and west central St. Catharines, as a City Councillor, until 2018. Considered one of the prime architects of St. Catharines downtown revitalization, Mark led in the creation and implementation of the Creative Cluster Master Plan to rejuvenate the City's urban core and led the design, development and construction of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, the largest infrastructure project in the history of the city. He is an advocate for new urbanism and has been the champion of urban forestry, active transportation, accessibility and arts and culture.
As a full time Realtor, Mark is knowledgeable in the history and dynamics of our community and has a great understanding of Provincial and Municipal planning and by-laws. A great communicator, his work ethic is tempered with honesty and integrity and he is fully committed to the interests of his clients. Let Mark’s community connections and extensive knowledge work for you… whether you are buying or selling!
“I just wanted to let you know how stress free our experience was selling our home with Mark Elliott. We were so apprehensive about listing our home. We had a horrible experience leading up to listing the home. Losing our Father, 2 1/2 years going through probate, trying to keep up with the house...all was incredibly overwhelming. We chose Mark on a whim because we saw his name on Beamer Ave. I met with him and right away he seemed genuine and cared about what I had to say. He WANTED to help. I explained this to my husband and he thought it was too good to be true but when he met him, he felt the same "real" feeling. Mark went way above what we have heard any realtor doing... Our time line schedule was nicely laid out and easy for me to follow, which created a low stress process. And all Mark's hard work paid off...4 days and $6,000 over asking price. Signed, sealed and delivered!!!! He delivered key and probate papers to the lawyer himself. Couldn't ask for anything more. I will definitely recommend Mark to anybody looking to buy or sell a house. And he will be the first one I call when selling the other house!!! I couldn't thank him enough for making this a smooth process in a difficult situation for us.”
N. Larmet-Stevens - 2017
“You've probably heard hundreds of times how difficult it is to move to a new city and downsize. Since our move May 12, we have had lots of challenges. We look back and realize the the only smooth and truly enjoyable part of this process was at the beginning - looking for our new home. Our Realtor, Mark Elliott, was the perfect fit for us. He had from the beginning, a level hand on our needs and desires, a listening and attentive ear, a smile and sound advice. We feel that Mark went an extra mile in nailing the condo which we finally chose. Mark's support and work on our behalf, from the beginning through to moving day, will always be appreciated.”
S. and G. Sinnicks - 2017
“If you are looking for a real estate agent in the Niagara region who knows the area like the back of his hand (he grew up here), who is dedicated to making St. Catharines a great place to live (he is a city councillor), and most of all will work harder for you than any agent I've ever met, Mark Elliott is your guy. I cannot say enough about Mark's professionalism, dedication, affability, knowledge of the market and integrity. He started off as a real estate agent, and in the process of finding us the right house, became a friend.”
D. Sawyer - 2017
“It was a pleasure working with you regarding the sale of my Condo last June - from listing to closing. Friendly without compromising dedication to professionalism. Through this you became a trusted friend whom I unreservedly recommend.”
B. Napaul - 2016
“We can’t wait to move in! Your support in this process was amazing Mark! Love your collaborative approach to working with clients and other realtors. To those thinking of buying or selling, we highly recommend Mark if you are looking for an honest, open, hard working realtor who is looking out for your needs!”
P. Turnbull - 2018
“I want to thank you for the work you did to get my uncle’s Niagara Street property sold, my family and I really appreciated it. We felt you understood the property and saw its possibilities and that is what made the difference. I’m sure the new owners will love the place like my uncle did. All the best in the New Year!”
M. Vann - 2018