Auction house apologizes to Cherry for mistake

Don Cherry's former Mississauga mansion goes up for auction this month. (YouTube/Sportsnet)

Ritchies auction house has apologized to Don Cherry for erroneously promoting a mansion as having belonged to the Hockey Night in Canada icon.

The auctioneers said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that the “trusted” owner had told them Cherry previously owned the Mississauga, Ont., home.

Cherry denied he ever lived in the house earlier Tuesday:

The sprawling Mississauga mansion is set to hit the auction block on Aug. 17 and is expected to sell for approximately $8 million.

The 10,500-square-foot home, being handled by realtor Sam McDadi, features a modest 12 bathrooms, a swimming pool, a tennis court, a four-car garage, five bedrooms and nine fireplaces.

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It white house (lowercase) stands tall and wide on a 2.5-acre lot that backs onto the Credit River Ravine.

Here, take a virtual tour:

(with files from CP)