Aug 8, 2013

Along The Shore Author discussion of her book on Toronto

Author M. Jane Fairburn released her new book, "Along The Shore" about Toronto's waterfront heritage and history at the Balmy Beach Club recently. Fittingly, the Balmy Beach Club is part of hat same waterfront history. Listen to Jane on Canada Art Channel on YouTube.

George Socka now part of the Google Business Streetview Trusted Photographer Pogram

After a series of gruelling tests, George Socka Photographer is now part of the Google Trusted Photographer program in Toronto and the GTA. This program connects 360 degree views inside stores and restaurants and other facilities to Google Maps Street View. Virtually stroll down the street in Google Maps, then pop into a business that strikes your fancy and see what they have to offer. More info at

Mar 27, 2013

Toronto Auto Show Composite Images

The Toronto International Auto Show brings together an amazing collection of fantastic vehicles, and everyone has a camera to capture their dream ride. But the environment at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre is far from the place to imagine oneself and their favourite car. Like the Audi R8. But with a bit of composite magic the car can be transported into a much more exhilarating environment.
George Socka composite auto photograph Audi R8

George Socka Photographs at Beachside Grill

Two George Socka photographs of Beaches scenes are on exhibit and sale at the Beachside Grill on Queen Street East near Woodbine. The 24 by 28 inch framed images are a black and white view of the entire beach with the Toronto sklyline in the distance, and the fountain in Kew Park.
George Socka Photographer Kew Park Fountain

Mar 2, 2013

Todmorden Papermill Photo Exhibition

Great turnout for the Beach Photo Club photography exhibition reception at Todmorden Mills. The exhibtion features 6 of George Socka's histograph photo composites of Toronto landmarks as they were a century ago and as they are now.

December 2012 King Street West at Simcoe Street 1927 Archive

The images in the exhibition are from the Histographs set on flickr below


December 2012 Yonge Street Railway Underpass 1929 Archive and NowDecember 2012 Gooderham and Worts Distillery Archive Image OverlayDecember 2012 Toronto Yonge and King Century Old Archive ViewDecember 2012 Wellington and Bay -  Royal Bank Plaza merged with archival photo of W R Brock buildingDecember 2012 Bay Street Underpass Looking North Archive and Present DayDecember 2012 Yonge and Front Then and Now
December 2012 Yonge and Front Streets Then and NowDecember 2012 Toronto One King West and Historic Mossop HotelDecember 2012 Bay Street North of Front Street Toronto Historical viewDecember 2012 Irish Embassy Toronto History as it was in 1912November 2012 Union Station 1928 constructionDecember 2012 Yonge and King Street Corner 1920 Archive Photo
December 2012 King Street West at Simcoe Street 1927 ArchiveDecember 2012 Bathurst Street 1937 Archive and 2012 Toronto Waterfront SkylineDecember 2012 Toronto Historic Old Union Station 1927 Archive in 2012December 2012 Union Station Archive view in 1920 and 2012February 2013 Eastern and Broadview Wrigleys Factory Then and Now

Histographs, a set on Flickr.

Nov 9, 2012

Painting Canada Interview with British Curator Ian Dejardin

"Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven" is a new exhibition at the McMichael of Canadian art seen through british eyes. I had the opportunity to interview the curators and get a preview of the show.

More video at Youtube

Jul 4, 2012

Photos in Beach Business Directory

george Socka Photography The Beach Photo Club was asked to submit images for the Beach BIA 2012 edition of the Beach BIA Business Directory. Two of George Socka's images were selected, for the back cover and for an inside page.

Jul 2, 2012

New Website for George Socka Photographer

I created a new WordPress website has gone live for George Socka Photographer. Based on WordPress, it uses only the pages feature to create static pages of large, bold photos. Based on a Linux shared hosting platform at, it provides better navigation than the previous version running on a Windows hosting platform due to Linux's more adaptable URL re-writing capability

Jun 30, 2012

Toronto in 365 Photos June 2012

Started a photo a day ( or so) project to highlight Toronto

June 2012 Captain Johns Boat Restaurant TorontoJune 2012 Westons Bakery on Eastern Avenue to Become CondosJune 2012 Joffer Caoc and Comrags @ McMichael Fashion as Art ExposedJune 2012 BAPS Shri Swaminarayan MandirHindu Temple TorontoJune 2012 Backside of Toronto Downtown from EasternJune 2012 Beaches Hydro Poles on Queen Street
June 2012 Toronto Downtown and CN Tower looking East from StrachanJune 2012 Monument to jobs lost due to Inglis Plant closingJune 2012 Bridges Highway 407 at 427June 2012 Toronto Irwin Toy Factory now residenses in Liberty VillageJune 2012 Girls of Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean CarnivalJune 1012 Batmobile Tumbler Lands at Yonge Dundas in Toronto HDR
June 2012 Toronto Yonge Dundas Square Looking West on DundasJune 2012 Marilyn Monroe Absolute Building MississaugaJune 2012 TTC Toronto Street Cars Old and New-ishJune 2012 Toronto Harbour Commission Tug William RestJune 2012 Distillery District Historic Industrial Roof GablesJune 2012 Flatiron Building Backside from Berczy Park
June 2012 Historic Flatiron Building with Modern Toronto SkylineJune 2012 One King West Downtown TorontoJune 2012 Double Decker GO Bullet Train Heading into Toronto around the Humber BayJune 2012 Cavalia Odysseo Horse Show Tents on Toronto WaterfrontJune 2012 Cathedral of St James Seen From Front Street in TorontoJune 2012 Palais Royale, Dance Palace Revived on the Lakeshore Toronto

Jun 29, 2012

Fashion as Art [Exposed] video for McMichael

I had the opportunity to shoot interviews with the Group of Seven fashion designers who participated in a fundraising gala at the McMichael, the home of the Group of Seven. This production includes a bit of the behind the scene activities

May 31, 2012

Doors Open Toronto Roundhouse Open Doors

toronto roundhouse doors open
The old railway roundhouse has been well preserved, even with a Leon's furniture store inside where steam locomotives once lived. This image of the roundhouse doors was shot during Doors Open Toronto 2012. Canon 5D II 24-105
More Doors Open on flickr
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