Toronto Homicide 38 – Menghsteab Araia dies in hospital following a July attack at the Bloor Subway station

The 2023 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here

Toronto police responded to a call for an assault in theĀ Bloor Street East and Yonge StreetĀ area at the Bloor Subway Station on July 7, 2023, at approximately 6:56 p.m.

Police said Menghsteab Araia, 69, of Toronto, was pushed to the ground by a man at the station. The victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on August 4, 2023.

Lovingston Williams, 40, of Toronto, was initially charged with:

  1. Aggravated Assault
  2. Obstruct Police

However, since the death of Mr. Araia, the charges against Williams have been updated to:

  1. Manslaughter
  2. Obstruct Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at