Paramedics say a child has been rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition after being struck by a vehicle in Etobicoke.

It happened at around 5:15 p.m. on Saxony Crescent, near Scarlett Road and Eglinton Avenue.

Police say after the child was hit, they were taken home and paramedics subsequently transported the patient to a local hospital.

The age and gender of the victim has not been released.

The vehicle remained at the scene, police said.