Grinder Coffee on Gerrard has launched a 10-day campaign inviting Tom Hanks to come say hi while he is in town for TIFF this year. Last year, with the help of John Tory, they actually got Ryan Gosling to visit. With TIFF around the corner, the independent Toronto coffee shop has a new opportunity to win over a Hollywood star this year, and they are going for it! When it comes to TIFF celebrities, 2019 is the year that this coffee shop might become the new Hollywood hotspot of the north.\n"Every year the same criteria is that it’s someone I want to have a cup of coffee with and is coming for TIFF," owner Joelle Murray told Narcity."This year I had picked Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks because I felt like they would be really wonderful people to have coffee with. So I let people vote on it and Tom Hanks ultimately won."\nView this post on Instagram And this happened... It worked!! Our #ryanneedsgrinder actually worked. The man himself #ryangosling showed up here and had a coffee with us. What a good sport (you can only imagine what Joelle actually said). Thanks for everyones support . A big thanks at Ryan for taking the time out of #tiff to visit #leslieville. What a gracious well brought up Canadian boy. Take that @idriselba your loss!! A post shared by Grinder Coffee Gerrard (@grindercoffeegerrard) on Sep 11, 2018 at 12:24pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Even the mayor @johntory is behind our #ryanneedsgrinder campaign. We don't want to get political (it's all about #ryangosling ) so we would be happy to welcome other mayoral candidates to come by and meet our "Ryan Gosling" #tiff2018 #coffeeyyz #toronto #welovethisplace A post shared by Grinder Coffee Gerrard (@grindercoffeegerrard) on Sep 2, 2018 at 6:10am PDT\nJohn Tory has not been able to help out with publicity this year, but that hasn't discouraged Joelle Murray, the owner. "I’m still gonna ask some of the MPs or the MPPs in the area. I was even gonna ask Trudeau if he wants to take a shot. If you don’t ask you don’t get right, whats the worst that can happen?" She said over the phone.\nGrinder Coffee has cut outs of Tom Hanks in their store which you can pose with and post on their social media, with the hashtag #TomNeedsGrinder.\nView this post on Instagram Day 4 of our #tomneedsgrinder campaign. @tomhanks we get we are punching above our weight here by asking you a mega superstar to come visit our humble #smallbuisness. However, we here at Grinder know that even the richest of rich and the biggest of big occasionally need to save a penny. So this post is all about showing you how not only is our food and coffee #delicious it is very reasonable priced. It must get very expensive taking out your #squad, #friends (ie #merylstreep , @springsteen ) #costars @matthewrhysofficial and even those crazy people who ask you for coffee on social media. #grindercoffeegerrard provides amazing coffee and food that will impress even the pickiest eater (@idriselba you probably thought our pricing was in pounds) You can thank us later for the recomendation. #saveapenny #wecandothis #amazingcoffee A post shared by Grinder Coffee Gerrard (@grindercoffeegerrard) on Sep 3, 2019 at 7:10am PDT\n"I do encourage customers to come in and take pictures with him," said Joelle. "It started the first year with Idris Alba, he didn’t come. That’s why every post, I stick it to him," she added, laughing.\n"We take our cardboard cutout and every day for 10 days (just like with the Gosling campaign) we give them 10 days of reasons to visit the wonderful world of Grinder Coffee," Joelle said.\n"All of this has always started based on fandom, being proud of our shop, proud of our city, proud of our neighbourhood. We always wanna promote the fun-ness of this cause it really is meant to be tongue-in-cheek and fun and hopefully that is what comes across."\nView this post on Instagram Day 3 of our #tomneedsgrinder campaign. We are really going #big for our campaign (#baddadjokes ). We recreated one of your classic movie scenes in order to show our dedicatation @tomhanks to having you visit during #tiff . We included the original photo for reference so you can see how we really #nailedit PS: the piano was borrowed from Joelle's kid in order to keep on budget PPS: Please note that we never recreated Stringer Bell from the #thewire for @idriselba . He may be the sexiest man alive but you have our hearts @blogto @cbc @bttoronto @globalnewsto @narcitycanada @tiff_net A post shared by Grinder Coffee Gerrard (@grindercoffeegerrard) on Sep 2, 2019 at 7:27am PDT\nDay four of our #tomneedsgrinder campaign @tomhanks we get always having to take out your #SQUAD , #costars, #friends can get very costly. So we just wanted to show you that our pricing is very reasonable. (@idriselba must have thought we were in pounds) pic.twitter.com/cvPh1Qu3o5— GrinderCoffeeGerrard (@GrinderCoffeeTO) September 3, 2019\nJoelle started the campaign with her staff, and the fact that it is so grassroots is what she thinks people love about it. "I am an owner of an independent coffee shop. There isn’t a department, there isn’t a budget, it’s just me and my staff coming up with ideas so I think that is what resonates with people."