Latest Antisemitic Attack Targets Toronto Indigo Store and its Jewish CEO

November 10, 2023

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Toronto (November 10, 2023) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) denounces the antisemitic vandalism of an Indigo store in downtown Toronto and hateful targeting of its Jewish CEO.

This morning, an Indigo store located at Bay St. and Bloor St. W. in Toronto was found vandalized with red paint and posters plastered on its front windows wrongfully accusing its Jewish founder and CEO, Heather Reisman, of “Funding Genocide.”

FSWC has reported the incident to Toronto police, who are now on the scene and investigating.

“It is absolutely appalling to see this targeting of an Indigo store and its Jewish founder and CEO in a vile antisemitic attack,” said FSWC President and CEO Michael Levitt. “The fact that it occurred on the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht, when thousands of Jewish businesses were vandalized and destroyed in a Nazi-led pogrom in Germany and Austria just before the Holocaust, makes it even more painful to witness. Sadly, this is the tragic, new reality for Jews today in Canada and around the world which requires more than just condemnations from government leaders.”