I am angered and saddened to hear that yesterday there was a reported sixth incident at Masjid Toronto, located on Adelaide Street in downtown Toronto over a three month period.
This series of described hate crimes have included break-in attempts, broken windows and racist graffiti on their walls and windows. I stand in solidarity with the Muslim community and condemn these Islamophobic acts against Masjid Toronto. We must stand together against all forms of racism and bigotry.
The Toronto Police are actively investigating these reported crimes and have recently made an arrest. If you notice any suspicious activity in the area, or have any additional information that can assist in their investigations, please contact the Toronto Police Services at (416) 808-2222 or anonymously at Toronto Crime Stoppers at www.222tips.com
As our communities grapple with the uncertainty of a global pandemic, and expose the deep roots of systemic racism, we must stand together under a unified message of inclusion and justice. We must work together to create safe community spaces for all, and resist all forms of bigotry including Islamophobia.
My office will keep the community updated as more information becomes available.