An adult male victim has been transported to a trauma centre in critical condition following a shooting in North York on Canada Day.

At around 5 p.m., emergency crews were called to the area of Leslie Street and Van Horne Avenue for reports of shots fired.

Upon arrival at the scene, Toronto police said they located a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed from the scene to hospital to be treated for his serious injuries, Toronto paramedics said.

Investigators said two silver cars fled the scene following the shooting but did not provide any further details.

Roads have been blocked off nearby as an investigation is conducted.

“We have established a large perimeter,” officers said in a tweet. “We ask people to respect boundaries and stay in their homes.”

“If you live within the perimeter contact an officer if you must leave or are trying to get home. Thank you for your patience.”