Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday, and police said they were investigating the deaths as suspicious.
Const. David Hopkinson would not identify the two bodies found at the home of Apotex founder Bernard "Barry" Sherman and his wife Honey. But Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins said the couple had been discovered dead.
Hopkinson said it was early in the police investigation and authorities "are inside investigating and taking apart the scene."
"The circumstances of their death appear suspicious and we are treating it that way," Hopkinson said at a news conference held outside the couple's home.
Hopkinson said police were called to the Shermans' home in an upscale neighborhood of north Toronto just before noon on Friday in response to a "medical complaint."
He declined to say whether the bodies showed signs of trauma and did not provide details on the time or cause of death.
Hopkinson said the deaths are not currently being treated as homicides, adding that more investigation will be necessary.
Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins sent a tweet expressing shock at the death of his "dear friends," who he described as "wonderful human beings."