About Tim Tanner, Developer

In 2010 Timothy Tanner returned to Canada having lived in Australia for the previous 20 years. There, he was involved in renovating and restoring a number of residential properties from which grew a desire to repurpose and reclaim buildings of significance.

On his return to Nova Scotia he came across a project that fit well with these interests and he then proceeded to purchase the Convent in Pictou to both save the building from demolition and to fill the demand for superior rental apartments at an affordable price. Jacob Tanner Developments Inc was then established with Tim as the sole owner and director. The building was subsequently turned into 20 one and two bedroom apartments with bamboo flooring, granite counter tops and state of the art stainless steel appliances.

A block of six apartments in Trenton followed and his current project is the development of the Temperance Street School in New Glasgow into 44 one and two bedroom single storey and loft apartments. This redevelopment falls into the saving buildings of significance to the town and ensuring the character and early architecture of Nova Scotia is not lost to the wrecking ball. The main section of the school dates from 1894 and a newer addition was constructed in 1981. While ensuring that the old school and its general appearance are not lost, balconies and windows have been added to accommodate easy living and an open airy outlook.

Modern up-to-date condominiums (in a repurposed significant building) make this, and the Academy project, of great benefit to the town and people of Annapolis Royal, not to mention, savings thousands of tons of rubble from going into landfill.

Tim is committed to development that not only maintains the integrity of the buildings but also creates quality homes for their owners.

Recent Development Projects