Toronto's transit commission says two women wearing hijabs have been accosted on a subway train.

Spokesman Brad Ross said Thursday that two men and a woman made abusive comments and suggested the women were terrorists in the incident Wednesday evening. Ross says one of the women was pushed.

He says police are trying to identify "these cowards" who fled the train.

The incident comes a day after a Quebec man was arrested in connection with a video posted on YouTube showing someone threatening to kill an Arab people.

A Toronto Muslim woman was beaten up in an attack police said appeared to be "motivated by hate," earlier this week. A mosque in Ontario was set ablaze in an act police are treating as a hate crime over the weekend.