Man allegedly assaults woman on TTC for wearing face mask

Feb 13 2020, 9:05 am

Toronto police are working to identify a man after an assault allegedly took place on board a TTC bus last week.

Police are investigating an incident that reportedly occurred on Friday, February 7, at about 2:30 pm, near Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street.

According to law enforcement, a 24-year-old woman wearing a protective medical mask was on a TTC bus on route #75, when a man began insulting her for wearing it.

The woman reportedly took a picture of the man and he grabbed her, in an attempt to get her camera.

The man is described as being in his 40s, average height, and clean shaven with a medium build. He was wearing metal-framed glasses, a black winter coat with fur on the hood, blue jeans, and a black toque.

Toronto Police Service

Police are appealing for witnesses, who were reportedly nearby, to contact investigators at 51 Division.

Anyone with information can reach police at 416-808-5100, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, on the Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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