Home of Barry and Honey Sherman could soon be destroyed

The home of Barry and Honey Sherman could soon be coming down.

The family of late billionaire philanthropists is asking for the City of Toronto's 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 causes the family pain.

The unnamed agent says no one will purchase the home since the Shermans' bodies were found dead beside the house pool in December 2017.

 The double-homicide remains unsolved, and police have provided no substantial updates on the case for more than a year.

The family's letter says they wish 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.