York Regional Police confirm the man who was gunned down in Vaughan on Thursday 56-year old Carmine Verduci.
CTV crime reporter Tamara Cherry says he been wanted by the Italian government for alleged ties to organised crime.
A grey compact car was seen driving away from the scene and police are looking for two male suspects.
One is described as short and slim and was wearing black or grey hoodie with dark-coloured baggy pants. Investigators have not released a discription of the other.
Police were called to a cafe in Woodbridge after callers reported hearing the sound of gunshots.
The victim was found in the parking lot outside the cafe, which is located on Regina Road, near Highway 7 and Martin Grove Rd.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and police didn't immediately have any information on a suspect.