Man in his 50s taken to trauma centre after assault outside homeless shelter

Man in his 50s taken to trauma centre after assault outside homeless shelter

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital possibly in life-threatening condition after he was assaulted outside a Toronto homeless shelter late Friday.

Toronto paramedics say they received a call about a stabbing at 11:08 p.m. at Seaton House, 339 George St., near Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street, but the incident turned out to be an assault.

Sandra McLeod, deputy commander of Toronto Paramedic Services, said the man was taken to a trauma centre.

Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said the incident occurred outside of the shelter and officers found the injured man lying on the ground. 

Toronto police said no one has been arrested and no suspect information is available.