Toronto police are investigating a homicide that claimed the life of a 62-year-old man on Thursday.

Shortly before 9 a.m., police were called to a Francine Drive home in a residential neighbourhood near Leslie Street and Steeles Avenue East.

The man, whom police identified Friday as Anthony Koko Chang, was found on the front steps with "obvious signs of injuries." Police believe he was stabbed.

Chang was taken to a Toronto hospital where he was pronounced dead. A post-mortem examination is scheduled for Friday.

Officers, along with paramedics and a canine unit, arrived in the neighbourhood Thursday morning and went door-to-door searching for suspects. 

A.Y. Jackson Secondary School was put under a hold and secure, which is when the exterior doors are locked and students are restricted from leaving the school. That order was later lifted.

"I was really surprised to see something that happened," one neighbour told CBC News as police conducted their investigation of the area. "There was usually no action in this neighbourhood."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Kate Beveridge at 416-808-7400, ext. 77422, or to call Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.

Police would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area between 8 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Thursday.

With a report from the CBC's Stephanie Matteis