Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) has learned that an apartment in Toronto's Yonge and St. Clair neighbourhood was targeted with antisemitic vandalism earlier this week.
At approximately 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, a swastika was discovered etched into the hallway door of a residential unit, along with scratches to a number of other doors on the same floor and significant damage to hallway lights and wood struts. Tenants have informed building management and the board association about the incident.
Toronto police say they responded to a call about the vandalism at 8:34 p.m. and that a mischief report was completed. The matter is now under investigation.
FSWC is committed to countering racism and promoting tolerance through its numerous educational and outreach programs. The organization calls on members of the Jewish community to be on alert and report any similar incidents directly to law enforcement.