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Police investigating after hate-motivated banners hung in Vaughan

Images of a suspect and vehicle have been released in connection with four separate incidents over the last two weeks

Investigators with the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking suspects and witnesses after reports of banners with messaging that is believed to be hate-motivated were found in the City of Vaughan.

York Regional Police have responded to four separate incidents in the past two weeks involving banners hung up in various locations in the area of Dufferin Street and Steeles Avenue. Investigators believe the message on the banner may be anti-Semitic and that these incidents are hate motivated. 

On Thursday, April 29, 2021, a banner was located on an electrical box in on Maison Parc Court.

On May 5, and May 9, 2021, banners were found on a CN train, as well on two different billboard signs in the area.

Investigators are releasing images of the suspects and a vehicle and are asking anyone with information to come forward.


  • Male, white, slim build, dark clothing and shoes, white hat, carrying white roll
  • Male, dark clothing, white shoes

Suspect vehicle: 

  • 2014 to 2016 Acura MDX, black, SUV

Investigators are asking any witnesses, anyone with information or anyone with video surveillance footage in that area, to please come forward.

York Regional Police does not tolerate hate crime in any form. Those who victimize individuals based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or mental or physical disability will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 

Anyone with information can contact the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-866- 876-5423, ext. 7441, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at