Shou Quan Chen of Toronto has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 65-year-old Xian Xu Liu.
Liu was found dead, with severe injuries to her face, Wednesday morning near Wallace Emerson Community Centre.
Police allege Chen approached her while she was walking through the area that morning. They spoke for several minutes, after which he assaulted her and she fell to the ground, police say. She was later found and pronounced dead on the scene.
Chen is due to appear in court at Old City Hall on Friday morning.