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‚teÌ. 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.