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Cormorant lands book by Toronto mayor David Miller

According to a press release sent out earlier this afternoon, the Toronto-based Cormorant Books has signed a deal with soon-to-be-ex-mayor David Miller. Witness to a City: David Miller’s Toronto, which Miller will write with the assistance of Douglas Arrowsmith (a producer and director of documentaries), will be, according to the release, a compilation of “powerful and inspirational” stories Miller has heard from his constituents, people who embody his vision of Toronto as a place where “different cultures can live, work, and dream together as one community.”

Cormorant Books is honoured to publish Witness to a City, said publisher Marc CoÌ‚té. It’s the first book, in my memory, by a sitting Toronto mayor and we’re very fortunate to have signed it up. What I like most about the book is that it’s quintessentially Toronto, but can be read across Canada and abroad because its message is universal.

The book will feature original photographs by Toronto photographer Jeff Davidson and will be published in June 2010.