At least nine people have been injured after a “demonstration that turned violent” at a west-end park, Toronto police say.
Shortly before 10 a.m. on Saturday, officers attended Earlscourt Park, near Caledonia Road and St. Clair Avenue West.
According to police, there was a large crowd in the park and reports of a man with a knife, as well as a fight and several tents on fire.
In an update, they said that medics attended the scene “triaging patients with various injuries.”
Paramedics confirmed that one patient was taken to local hospital with stab wounds. Police indicate the victim was seriously injured.
Eight other people have sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police added.
A large demonstration is seen at Earlscourt Park, near Caledonia Road and St. Clair Avenue West on Aug. 5, 2023.
Officials indicated there are other individuals being treated by paramedics at the scene. It is unclear how many people have been injured in total.
No details are available yet about the condition, age, or gender of those injured.
Roads in the area are currently blocked for emergency vehicles.
More to come. This is a developing story.