Random brushes with a "Canadian Celebrity"...
At a Heart concert in Toronto:
Alannah Myles (singer-songwriter) she was sitting in a row in front of me but she left early as so many were after her for an autograph, this was well before the age of selfies
At a Sum 41 concert in Toronto:
Avril Lavigne (singer-songwriter) she was surrounded by a security team everywhere she went in the venue
At different U2 concerts in Toronto:
Chantal Kreviazuk (singer-songwriter) the band gave her a shout out from the stage, she was standing near me in the VIP section, although I was actually on the other side of the VIP "barrier"
Marnie McBean (three-time Olympics gold medallist)
Louis Ferreira [AKA Justin Louis] (actor known for Motive; SGU Stargate Universe; Breaking Bad; Durham County)
Piers Handling (Director and CEO of Toronto International Film Festival)
Customers from when I used to work in Brampton for The Beer Store
in the 1980s / 1990s:
Fred Patterson (best known as co-host with Howard Glassman of the Humble & Fred morning show, which had been heard on Edge 102, Mojo 640 and Mix 99.9 in Toronto) semi-regular, we used to rib him when he played songs we didn't like, he would often admit he didn't like them either
Bruce Cockburn (singer-songwriter) liked Wellington County Brewery beers; one time he came into the store to ask if he could put up a poster for his missing dog, I don't know if it turned up or not
Andy Bathgate (played 17 seasons in the NHL for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins; passed away February 26, 2016 aged 83) often hung around to chat with other customers that recognized him in the store
Lee Aaron (as a rock singer she had several hits in the 1980s and early 1990s) she was always very pleasant with a nice smile, obviously very different from her onstage costumed "Metal Queen" persona