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Toronto police are investigating two incidents of what they believe are hate-motivated arsons in North York, including one near a synagogue.

The first one occurred on the morning of April 26 in the area of Bayview Avenue and Ruddington Drive, north of Finch Avenue East.

Police said a person reportedly walked up to a sign affixed to the ground and lit it on fire.

Two days later, on April 28 at around 4:15 a.m., officers were called to Bayview Avenue and Burleigh Heights Drive for an arson.

A silver or grey coloured car approached a sign, and a person set it on fire, police said. The vehicle was last seen travelling south.

Police have released a video showing a person exiting a car and approaching a sign. Shortly after, the person runs back to the vehicle and drives away.

“The arsons are being investigated as suspected hate-motivated arsons based on …

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