Tony DiPaola

Managing Partner


An image of Tony DiPaola in the St. Catharines office of DDL & Co.

Tony founded Tony DiPaola Professional Corporation in April 1999, the same month his first child was born.

He quickly realized that he wanted to change what it meant to balance a fulfilling career while being a devoted family man. Having not experienced that at any other firm, he knew it was time to create it. Now with a reputation as one of Niagara’s Best Accounting Firms, DDL & Co. remains committed to its humble values. 

Tony graduated from Brock University in April 1991 with an Honours Bachelor of Administration – Co-op Accounting degree.  In September 1991, he earned his Chartered Accountant designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Tony possesses 30+ years of public accounting experience with several local accounting firms. Tony also has an ambitious entrepreneurial spirit, owning and operating many successful businesses including restaurants, nightclubs, vending machines, kitchen cabinet design and install, and manufacturing businesses such as countertops and portable self-contained washrooms, as well environmental industry businesses. Additionally, Tony has been successful with land development, and home construction, and currently has several real estate holdings and investments.  His most recent and passionate venture is with Senior Living Homes throughout the Niagara Region; senior care to be proud of and where his parents live and are adored. Tony’s accounting expertise combined with his diverse business experience ensures that his clients receive both unique and optimal business advice and tax planning.

Tony, his wife Melanie and their two children reside in Niagara. Both children attend his alma mater, Brock University, with his son in the Accounting Program and already a contributing member of the DDL & Co. team.  Tony shares his generosity, time and expertise with the community, volunteering  for various organizations.