Toronto police say they have launched a hate crime investigation after a suspect was seen leaving hate-filled cardboard notes aimed at the Black community at Finch West TTC station.
In a news release, Toronto police say officers responded to call shortly before 3 a.m. on June 11 that a man had left cardboard pieces containing “derogatory messages” aimed at the Black community.
Police say the incident is being investigated as a hate-motivated criminal offence, supported by the service’s Hate Crime Unit.
The suspect is described as 28 to 35 years old, with a full beard and long hair tied back.
He was wearing a black hoodie with writing on the right sleeve, a black and red “Deadpool” baseball hat, long dark shorts, black boots, and black socks.
He was carrying an “Avengers” backpack and plastic bag.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).