According to the 2021 Toronto Police report, 38 hate crime incidents were sexuality and/or gender motivated.
Max Eisen stood at the podium delivering a talk about surviving the Holocaust. There were screens to either side of him showing photos of his life before, during, and after living at Auschwitz II-Birkenau during the last year of the Second World War. Eisen paused the slideshow at a picture of a poster of him that was vandalised in 2018, beside a synagogue in Toronto.
Residents in the area reported the posters at the corner of Kingston Road and Warden Avenue to the city and Ward 36 councillor Gary Crawford.
Residents at 233 Beecroft Rd. in North York received anti-semitic messages and had their property robbed or vandalized.
An attack on a Toronto Muslim woman is being treated by police as a hate crime.