Toronto police have launched an investigation into a possible hate crime, after a woman was assaulted entering a plaza near Sheppard Avenue East and Don Mills Road on Monday.
"As she was walking past a gentleman, he spit on her. And we're not sure of the motivation for the crime, there appears to be no motivation other than the woman was wearing a hijab," said Det. Sgt. Jim Gotell.
The man also verbally assaulted the woman.
Police have released security camera images of the suspect.
He's described as a white man, 5'8" with a thin build and blonde hair.