Rohinie Bisesar, a petite woman dressed in a lavender sweater, black pants and running shoes, listened from the prisoner’s box as a justice of the peace set her next court date on Friday.
Outside the court, defence lawyer Calvin Barry said he intends to seek bail for Bisesar, and that she has been co-operating with police since her arrest.
Bisesar, 40, was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with the mid-afternoon knife attack in a downtown drug store last week.
Police were called to the Shoppers Drug Mart at 66 Wellington St. W. at 2:55 p.m. Friday after reports of a stabbing.
They said a woman armed with a knife approached the victim inside the store, then stabbed her without provocation.
The victim did not know the assailant, police said, and the stabbing appeared to have been a “completely random act of violence.”
The victim remained in “grave” condition in hospital on Monday, according to police.
Reports say she had been out of work for several years and spent most of her time at the same Starbucks every day at Yonge and Adelaide wearing the same clothes.