Tony was born and raised in Nanaimo British Columbia and is of the sixth generation Harrises to call the city home. He started his first business at seven selling peanuts and candy from a 25¢ vending machine in his father’s car dealership.
Tony’s career with the Harris Auto Group spanned fifteen years; formerly the Managing Partner of Harris Mitsubishi and Harris Mazda Tony remains a proud partner and investor in award winning dealerships Harris Kia, Harris Mazda and Nanaimo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
He is a real estate developer and investor. Tony Harris Developments has a number of mixed-use and multi-family projects at various stages in the development cycle.
Tony is a philanthropist and community builder. He is the Chair Of The Board Of Directors of The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. He is a passionate and vocal advocate for a new tertiary hospital in Nanaimo. Tony founded the Tom Harris Charity Classic which has raised over $1,000,000 for the Tom Harris Community Foundation in honour of his late father.
He is a husband a father of three.