TTC worker assaulted in 'hate-motivated' incident

Police looking for female suspect who threw drink and uttered threats at the worker

TTC worker assaulted in 'hate-motivated' incident

The Toronto Police Service is looking for the suspect in the suspected “hate-motivated assault” against a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) that happened last week.

The incident took place on July 2, at the Wilson Subway Station.

The female suspect threw alcohol on the TTC employee, according to the police. The suspect also uttered threats and used derogatory language and anti-South Asian racial slurs towards the employee.

“The suspect is described as a female, heavy build, 5'0"-5’3, shoulder length dark brown hair. The suspect was wearing a blue denim jacket, pink top, red shorts,with black and white sneakers, and a cross body satchel,” said the Toronto Police Service.

The suspect was accompanied by an unknown male, according to the police.

The police is now requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect wanted in the “suspected hate-motivated assault”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at

Early in 2023, one union pleaded for better protection for transit workers after as many as 15 teenage boys beat up two TTC bus drivers and ran away in a “swarming attack” that happened in the city’s east end.

That was the second assault on TTC workers in less than a week. Earlier, a TTC bus driver was shot with BB gun while she was waiting to begin her shift, according to a Toronto Star report.

"Our members are disgusted with the repeated and escalated acts of violence against transit workers,'' said Marvin Alfred, president of ATU Local 113 in a news release back then. “Our members should not have to go to work everyday in fear of their lives.”

ATU had also called for better protection for TTC workers even before 2023.