Two men injured in separate north Toronto stabbings

Police responded to separate stabbing incidents in two north Toronto neighbourhoods in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Toronto police hold the scene of a stabbing on Yonge Street near Elmwood Avenue, near the North York Civic Centre, early on Wednesday morning. (Tony Smyth/CBC)

Police responded to two separate stabbing incidents in north Toronto neighbourhoods early on Wednesday morning. 

The first was reported around 1:30 a.m., when a witness called police about a man who had been stabbed on Felan Crescent, near the intersection of Kipling Avenue and Albion Road.

A 24-year-old man was stabbed outside a residence on Felan Crescent in Rexdale on Wednesday morning, police say. (Tony Smyth/CBC)

Emergency crews found the victim, a 24-year-old man, suffering from multiple stab wounds to his torso and back.

Paramedics rushed him to hospital and then he underwent surgery to treat his serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police believe the victim was jumped by a group of young men, but said he is not cooperating with the investigation.

The second stabbing occurred at around 1:40 a.m., when a 21-year-old was knifed on Yonge Street near Elmwood Avenue, south of the North York Civic Centre.

Police with Toronto’s 32 Division say an argument started inside a Jack Astor’s restaurant and continued outside. A 21-year-old man sustained stab wounds to his lower body during the altercation. 

Emergency crews transported him to Sunnybrook Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He’s expected to make a full recovery.

A man in his 20s has been charged in connection with the stabbing.