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A woman walks on Dundas Square in Toronto on Friday, June 25, 2010. Toronto will host the G20 summit on the weekend.Adrien Veczan/The Canadian Press

Toronto Police are searching for video footage to help identify a suspect in the brazen daylight attack of a woman whose nose was severed.

Officers canvassed the Dundas Square area on Monday in hopes of finding surveillance footage or witnesses to the attack.

"We're currently searching for anything that would assist," said Constable Wendy Drummond.

The 76-year-old woman was transferring from the streetcar to the subway at Dundas station on her way home shortly before 2 p.m. on Saturday. As she rode an elevator down from Dundas Square, the man assaulted her, cutting off her nose, then fled.

Police say the attack appeared to be random. It is not known what kind of weapon the suspect used.

The woman is recovering after doctors re-attached her nose.

Police said the suspect is between 40 and 60 years old, and five-foot-six to five-foot-eight inches tall. It is not known what direction he went when he fled the scene.