Community council approves request to tear down Sherman home
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:50AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:29PM EDT
The family of Barry and Honey Sherman are one step closer to tearing down the North York home where the billionaire couple was found murdered in December 2017.
An application was submitted last month to the North York Community Council for permission to demolish the Sherman mansion at 50 Old Colony Road and on Tuesday, the request was approved.
In the application, a representative for the family said that the vacant house has been a source of “bad memories” for the loved ones of the Shermans.
“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,” the representative wrote. “It pains them to have it sit there. No one will purchase the home as it presently stands.”
The house was for sale when the couple was found dead in the basement on the morning of Dec. 15, 2017.
Their deaths were initially deemed to be “suspicious” but homicide detectives later confirmed that they believe the couple was murdered.
The family has offered a $10-million reward to anyone with information that could lead to the apprehension of the couple’s killer but so far, no arrests have been made and no suspects have been publicly identified.
A representative for the family told reporters Tuesday that they are looking to start demolishing the house as soon as possible.
“I figure weather-permitting, it could be three weeks (or) a month," he said.
“One of the family members spoke to some of the neighbours and said that we are looking to take it down and everyone is relieved because right now it is a vacant structure that has some bad memories.”