The family of slain billionaire philanthropists Barry and Honey Sherman is asking the city of Toronto for permission to demolish the home where the couple was killed.
The request is outlined in a letter written on the family’s behalf to the city’s building department last month. In it, an agent representing the family says the vacant two-storey mansion has “bad memories and a stigma” that cause the family pain.
The unnamed agent says no one will purchase the home since the Shermans’ bodies were found dead beside the indoor pool in December, 2017.
The double-homicide remains unsolved and police have provided no substantial updates on the case for more than a year. Barry Sherman was the chairman and chief executive of pharmaceutical company Apotex Inc.
The family’s letter seeks permission to level the house, clean up the site, fill in the pool and put the lot up for sale. The city’s building department has deferred the matter to a local community council for further review.