Shermans' untimely deaths

10/3 podcast: Barry and Honey Sherman killing one year on
Postmedia News
January 3, 2019
January 3, 2019 1:26 PM EST
Barry and Honey Sherman.United Jewish Appeal
December marked one year since the slayings of billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman, who were found dead in their North Toronto Mansion on Dec. 15, 2017.
And despite a lot of interest in this case from coast to coast, it seems like there has been little movement on the investigation.
We look back at the killings, what may have stalled the investigation, and where police are at in their effort to catch those responsible.
Dave is joined by Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington.
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Sherman family seeking permission to tear down murdered couple's home
Bryan Passifiume
March 7, 2019
March 7, 2019 5:55 PM EST
Police outside the home of Barry and Honey Sherman on Old Colony Rd. in North York on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.Dave Abel / Toronto Sun
Bad memories and the enduring stigma of one of Toronto’s most notorious murders.
Those were the reasons provided in an application for a demolition permit filed last month for 50 Old Colony Rd. — the North York home of murdered couple Barry and Honey Sherman.
“The house has been vacant for the past year,” read a letter attached to the demolition request, submitted Feb 14. 2019 to the North York community council.
“Along with the 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.”
Council will consider the application at their March 19 meeting.
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Honey and Barry Sherman were murdered Dec. 15 in their York Mills mansion. POSTMEDIA Postmedia file
Found dead by a real estate agent at their home’s basement pool on the morning of Dec. 15, 2017, the Shermans’ murder remains unsolved.
Last October, the family offered a $10- million reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution whoever murdered the billionaire couple, well-known for their philanthropy — donating tens of millions of dollars to a number of good causes.
Barry Sherman, 75, founded generic drug maker Apotex while Honey, 70, was well-known in philanthropic and social circles.
The letter — submitted by a representative of Toronto construction and design firm, RKS Building Group — says plans to demolish the home has the blessing of Ward 15 Don Valley West councillor Jaye Robinson.
“No one will purchase the home as it presently stands,” the letter reads.
“I hope this process will be quick and their wishes fulfilled.”
The 12,000-sq.-ft. mansion, near Bayview Ave. and Hwy. 401 was for sale at the time of their death.
Listed at $6.9 million on Nov. 27 2017, the listing was suspended four days after the couple was found dead and was never put back on the market, according to real estate records.
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Sherman family gets OK to demolish murder mansion
Kevin Connor
March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 7:19 PM EDT
Police tape surrounds the home of billionaire Barry Sherman on Saturday, Dec. 17 2017, in Toronto. Sherman and his wife were found dead in the north Toronto mansion on Friday, Dec. 16. Robert Gillies / AP
The Sherman family has been given approval to demolish the North York mansion where billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman were found murdered.
North York Community Council gave the OK Tuesday to tear down the Old Colony Rd. home where the Shermans’ bodies were found in the pool area by a real estate agent in December 2017.
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In the letter of application, the family said the home has bad memories and likely wouldn’t sell as is.
“The house has been vacant for the past year. Along with the bad memories and a stigma attached due to the incident that took place,” the letter said.
“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. It pains them to have it sit there.”
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A family representative said it would take a month to tear down the home and they agreed to landscape the lot with sod.
The application was approved subject to conditions, Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong said, such as fencing off the site.
Once the permit has been issued, the home can be demolished, although there has been no date set.
No arrests have been made in the murders.

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