A male suspect is being sought in connection with a sex assault that occurred in the Bloor Street West and Margueretta Street area, police say.

Police say a 45-year-old woman was in a park in the area when the assault occurred, in the early hours of Friday morning.

The suspect was last seen heading west toward Emerson Avenue.

Police say the suspect is a black male with a thin build, who stands between 5'7" and 5'10" and weighs between 150 and 160 pounds. He is believed to be in his 20s. He has short-braided hair, a thin moustache and was wearing a dark sweatshirt and baggy jeans.

Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 416-808-7474. Information can be passed on anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.