Brian Ventura

Brian Ventura, 27, has been missing since October 2013. Police say they are concerned for his safety. (Supplied)

A missing Toronto man is believed to be heading to Hamilton and police are asking the public to help find him.

Brian Ventura, 27, was last seen on Oct. 18, 2013 in the Silverthorn Avenue and Rogers Road area in Toronto, police say. He told family members he was heading to Hamilton and hasn't spoken to them since, according to police.

Ventura is described as white with brown eyes and short, brown hair. He is five feet nine inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.

Police say they are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1200. Anonymous tips can be submitted at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or through Facebook page Leave A Tip.