Toronto police say they were called to a Maynard Avenue home early Monday afternoon.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a deceased woman who had obvious signs of trauma.
Police have since identified the victim as Rita Adams, 59, of Toronto.
A post-mortem examination has been conducted and police say the victim died of multiple stab injuries.
Investigators say Adams was a “spiritual advisor” and they are trying to piece together her movements in the final weeks of her life.
They are also looking to speak with those who knew the victim or those who had contact with her.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.