The family of Barry and Honey Sherman wants the North York house, where the bodies of the slain billionaire couple were found, demolished.
In a letter to the city’s building division, an agent for the family said “no one will purchase the home as it presently stands.”
“The house has been vacant for the past year,” the letter reads. “Along with bad memories and a stigma attached due to the incident that took place. It is the family’s desire to level the house, clean up the site, fill in the pool and put the lot up for sale.”
Barry and Honey Sherman’s bodies were discovered in December 2017 in their two-storey home at 50 Old Colony Rd., near Bayview Ave. and Highway 401. No one has been charged in their deaths.
“It pains them to have it sit there,” the letter reads. “The ward councillor has given her blessing to have the house demolished.”
In its report to community council, staff said a building permit application for a replacement house has not been submitted.
The home had been listed for sale when the Shermans’ bodies were found by a real estate agent.
In October, the Shermans’ four children announced a $10 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers. In an unusual step, the family has directed tips to its private investigation team, not the Toronto police homicide squad — an indication of the fractured relationship that has existed since police initially pursued the case as a murder-suicide.