On Friday at around 4:30 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police responded to the area of King Street South and Willis Way in Waterloo for a report of an assault.
The male victim told officers he was approached by another male on the LRT platform who engaged him in a conversation.
The suspect proceeded to assault the victim before fleeing the scene.
The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as male, black, wearing a winter camouflage jacket, grey sweater, and dark pants.
Officials are treating this as a hate-motivated incident and are continuing with their investigation.
Anyone with information or surveillance footage is asked to contact police.