Police are searching for two suspects after a Toronto man was stabbed multiple times at a downtown building known to police as a drug haven.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m., paramedics were called to the fifth floor at 251 Sherbourne St., north of Dundas Street, where a man was found with multiple stab wounds to the head and neck.

The victim, who is in his 20s, was in life-threatening condition when paramedics rushed him to St. Michael’s Hospital. He was later listed as in stable condition.

Police say the residential complex, a Toronto Community Housing (TCH) building, is known as a drug haven and can often be a very violent place.

Residents have previously complained that the building is overrun with drug dealers and drug addicts and are often in filthy conditions.

Police are searching for two suspects and are canvassing the building for witnesses. Residents say, however, that it's unlikely that those who saw what happened will talk for fear of being targeted themselves.

With files from the CBC's Travis Dhanraj