Born and raised in Nanaimo Tony a sixth generation Harris to call the city home. At seven his first business was a 25¢ vending machine in his father’s car dealership.

After Brentwood College School he graduated from the University of Western Ontario. Post-graduate work included the National Automobile Dealer Association Dealer Academy and Entrepreneurship and Leadership Executive Education at Babson College.

Tony Harris Developments is an award winning real estate developer with a portfolio of multi-family, commercial, marine, and mixed-use projects at various stages in the development cycle.

Tony is a car dealer and partner in the Harris Auto Group.

Entrepreneurial pursuits also include interests in hospitality, entertainment, and marine sectors.

Tony is a philanthropist and community builder. He is the Chair of the Board at the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation; Tony is a vocal advocate for a new tertiary hospital in Nanaimo, which serves more than half of the population of Vancouver Island. Tony founded the Tom Harris Community Foundation and has lead teams raising millions of dollars for charity on Vancouver Island.

He is a husband a father of three.


Tony Harris

Enterprises Inc.

Tony Harris

Developments Inc.

Tony Harris

Keeps It Real Estate Inc.

Community + Giving

Giving back and community involvement are intrinsically woven through the fabric of the Harris ethos. Tony seeks to lead and inspire a new generation of community involvement and philanthropy. Tony is the Chair of the Board of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation and Founder of the Tom Harris Community Foundation: