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Statement about incident on EllisDon's construction site from Sarah Downey, President & CEO at Michael Garron Hospital
Message on behalf of Sarah Downey, President & CEO at Michael Garron Hospital
"Last week, EllisDon notified the hospital that they reached out to Toronto Police to investigate a possible hate crime. On Wednesday June 10, 2020, two construction workers reported finding a despicable symbol of racism at the site of the hospital’s redevelopment project.
I am absolutely disgusted and appalled by these overt racist actions so close to home.
I want to express my gratitude to the construction workers and the EllisDon leadership team for their quick actions to contact police immediately after employees informed them about the possible hate crime. We are doing everything we can to support EllisDon and Toronto Police in their investigation. Because of their swift actions, Toronto Police began their investigation quickly; our hope is that this expediency will help the police identify and prosecute whomever is responsible for this."