Azar Jazestani, the owner of Principal Planner and Maison Principal on rue du Couvent in Saint-Henri, says she discovered graffiti including a homophobic slur on the building's front door on Tuesday morning.

Jazestani posted a picture of the graffiti in a neighbourhood Facebook group, whose members universally condemned the alleged vandalism in the comments.

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It’s really just shocking.

Azar Jazestani

In a subsequent post, she also shared security camera footage that allegedly shows the perpetrator.

She told MTL Blog that she has filed a report with Montreal police and plans to share the video. 

In a statement, the SPVM said that it cannot comment on, confirm or deny any investigations, but stated that "each report of a possible hate-related act or crime is analyzed by the SPVM teams."

Police also encouraged residents to report any such acts online.

Jazestani says the graffiti has since been painted over.

"There aren’t too many words for this sort of hate crime," she said.

"It’s really just shocking that in this day and age, we have to still experience these sort of acts of hate."

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