Toronto Police are asking the public's help following the reporting stabbing and sexual assault of a sex worker in the east end.

On Tuesday, sometime between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., the worker met a man in the area of Queen Street East and Curzon Street, police said Wednesday in a news release.

"They walked to a nearby gas station. The man then stabbed the woman in the head and sexually assaulted her," it said.

"The suspect is described as white, 40s, 5'6", skinny build, clean-shaven with light hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and black pants."

People with information are asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637).