Parkdale House with Heart

Buy a home. Support the Food Bank.

Starting in 2021, Alexandra Cote will, once a year, donate her sales commission from the sale of a home to the Parkdale Community Food Bank. The estimated donation will be between $25,000 and $35,000 depending on the sale price of the homes.

Since the beginning of COVID, the number of individuals the Food Bank has been servicing has risen by 175%, about 8,750 people each month.

Currently operating out of a basement, Cote is raising money to find a new home for the Food Bank, where it can be more accessible to the community.

The inaugural year will see the sale of 22 Melbourne Avenue, a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom house that will be listed on June 23 for $1,099,000 and will be reviewing offers on June 28th at 6:00 pm.

Cote is invested in improving Toronto’s overall livability, as well; she advocates for affordable housing as a volunteer with the city’s regional real estate board, participating in housing discussions at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. She also founded a subcommittee on climate risk as it relates to the real-estate market, an issue which will be more and more of a factor going forward.

In an industry that’s inherently market focused, the Fox Team values the importance of giving back to those in our community in significant, meaningful ways. Contributing to the communities we live and work in is at the heart of everything we do.

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Alexandra has been on the Parkdale Community Food Bank’s (PCFB) board of directors since 2018, a grassroots organization whose mission is to provide food for those in need, the hungry, and the impoverished. On average, the PCFB helps to feed up to 2,000 people each month – during the COVID-19 pandemic, these numbers are closer to 3,000 each month.

Knowing that Parkdale has been a safe refuge for Torontonians for many years, especially for newcomers to Canada, Alexandra is keenly aware of how gentrification is working to displace these residents. To help offset the impact that the real estate industry has on gentrification, Alexandra is leading her team to understand the heart of the issues most relevant to Parkdale residents, so that she can be an advocate for the community at the government level, and help them have their voices heard.