Joelle Murray, owner of Grinder Coffee in Toronto’s east end loves the challenge of inviting celebrities to her cafe!


In the past, Joelle has invited actor Idris Elba to visit her coffee shop, but she was unsuccessful and no visit ever happened. But her coffee shop gained a ton of attention.


This year, Joelle decided to hold a public vote as to who she would campaign to ask to visit her cafe. The public spoke and decided Ryan Gosling would be the best candidate.


After nine days of campaigning to have Ryan visit… it happened! Ryan stopped by the shop!! Ryan swung by for a few minutes, taking a quick break for his Toronto International Film Festival schedule.


Joelle was over the moon, “he came in and I pounced upon him.”


Of course there is picture evidence to prove it!



-Producer Jordan

Kevin and Sonia 


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