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Toronto Finally Gets the Good News Story We’ve All Been Waiting For
Mysterious Benefactor Buys 1100 Free Coffees for Positive Pay-It-Forward Event

Toronto ON – July 31st, 2018It’s already been a rough summer for Toronto in 2018. Between elevated threat levels, shootings and other bad-news stories, we’re all looking for some good news. In the spirit of celebrating the good nature of Torontonians and giving back to the city, an anonymous benefactor has teamed with eleven independent Toronto coffee shops to create #BuyTOaCoffeeDay. Part social experiment and part pay-it-forward opportunity, 1100 coffees will be pre-paid for on Tuesday, August 7th at café’s across the city.

Sponsored by a mysterious local benefactor who would prefer to remain unnamed, the eleven coffee shops will be giving away a total of 1100 coffees (or teas) to the first patrons through the doors. Each individual café will start with 100 coffees to give away. The complimentary caffeine hit comes with just one simple catch: each person to receive a free coffee is asked to pay the kindness forward to another.

The local benefactor founded this unofficial holiday #BuyTOaCoffeeDay to encourage Torontonians to appreciate the small acts of kindness that happen every day and pay them forward to others in their community.

“We’re sponsoring #BuyTOaCoffeeDay because we firmly believe in Toronto and the kindness of strangers,” the mystery benefactor said. “We’ve collaborated with some of the best independent coffee shops across Toronto to kick-start acts of goodwill by buying patrons their morning brew. It will be exciting to see how the acts of kindness ripple throughout Toronto after that.”

What:                #BuyTOaCoffeeDay: 11 independent coffee shops across Toronto will give away                                100 coffees or teas to patrons (with a limit of one beverage per person), for a                                  total of 1100 free coffees

When:               Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from open until supplies run out


Where:             The Best Independent Cafes across Toronto, Including:

                        Uptown: (Yonge and St. Clair)
                        9 Bars Coffee, 46 St Clair Ave East

                        Mos Mos Coffee, 20 Bay St

                        St. Lawrence Market:
                        Fahrenheit Coffee, 120 Lombard Street

                        Dineen Coffee, 140 Yonge Street

                        Dark Horse Espresso, 630 Queen Street East

                        Fashion District:
                        Strange Love Coffee, 101 Spadina Avenue

                        Lit Espresso Bar, 1517 Bayview Avenue

                        The Junction:
                        UB Social Café, 3015 Dundas Street West
                        Hounslow’s House, 70A Hounslow Heath Road

                        The Big Guy’s Little Coffee Shop, 2861 Lake Shore Blvd. West

                        Black Gold Café, 2101 Brimley Road

“This day is all about paying it forward,” added the benefactor. “Everyone who receives a free beverage is encouraged to find a way to pay that small kindness forward – treat another stranger to their cup of coffee, or find some other way to make someone’s day a little brighter.”


Rachel Ott