The male, who was unknown to the victim, responded by knocking him to the ground and assaulting him in the upper body, police say. The male then armed himself with a skateboard and struck the man several times.
The man sustained a number of injuries and required medical attention, according to investigators.
The male is described as five feet, seven inches tall with short hair and a medium build. At the time of the alleged attack, he was wearing a grey or navy hoodie, pants and a Toronto Maple Leafs baseball cap.
Anyone with information about his identity is asked to call 204-986-2877 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477)