Police say they’re investigating after two companies found nooses hanging at their construction sites in Toronto this week.
The Daniels Corporation said they’re treating the incident on Friday as a hate crime and called the incident a deplorable act against the Black community.
The company says the noose was found at a construction site in Toronto’s Regent Park community.
Construction firm EllisDon said a noose was also discovered at its worksite on Thursday. Leaders at the site immediately stopped working and addressed the issue with workers.
EllisDon CEO Geoff Smith said a noose was also found at a construction site at a hospital on June 10.
Toronto police says its hate crime unit is investigating the incident at the hospital, and investigations are ongoing for the other two incidents.
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