A man has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following an assault in Scarborough on Thursday afternoon.

The Toronto Police Service say they are investigating the alleged assault that occurred near a bus shelter at Victoria Park Avenue and Ellesmere Road, just south of Highway 401, shortly after 4 p.m.

The victim is a man in his 50s, police say.

There is no further information on suspects or what led to the assault at this time.