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Yonge and Eglinton no longer intersect!

One Yonge Street and Rick Eglinton that is.

Two-time National Newspaper Award winner Rick Eglinton retires this week from the Toronto Star at One Yonge Street.

Here is some of his work over his 26 years at the Toronto Star.

Joe Carter jumps for joy after three-run homer in 1993 World Series win. Rick Eglinton won the National Newspaper Award for Sports Photography for this picture.


Rick Eglinton on assignment covering the 100th Anniversary of Flight in Canada.

A lone car holds up a string of streetcars following a evening accident in August 2010 on Bathurst street.

Foot painter Daniel Laflamme of Duberger, Quebec, who has Cerebral Palsy paints. He was featured in  The Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Exhibition in 2007 of Paintings by Canadian Mouth and Foot Painters.

 Tall ships make their way to the Toronto waterfront in 1984.

Despite the threat of snow in February 2012, surfers were out at Toronto's Ashbridges Bay.

Rick Eglinton won the National Newspaper Award 1988 for this picture of Canada Geese learning to fly.

Hereford cows with Calgary in the background in 1988.

Nuit Blanche street scene on Yonge Street from the installation "1850-2010" a  blue light work by Sandra Rechio.

Nurse Liz O'Neil comforts a woman and her daughter after the girl had her shot at the Peel clinic in the International Centre during the H1N1 outbreak in 2010.

An upset Dyan Kirshenbaum of the Casa Loma Heritage Society makes her case with Police Sergeant Mandy Morris outside a historic building at 7 Austin Terrace to protest the demolition of the historic McClean House in 2009.

Linda Sepp rests in her fathers car. Sepp who suffers from Multiple Chemical Sensitivities was evicted from her Bloor Street West apartment across from High Park in 2010.

Huntsville G-8 Summit in 2010 gets a visit from Oxfam's G-8 Big Heads "Naked and Pregnant". The group held photo op along the waterfront protesting under funding by the eight nations.

During the Huntsville G-8 Summit Spruce Glenn Public School's population of 300 reduced to 30. Mary Spring's Grade one class went from 16 to Derek Rawn and Brennan Marchildon.

Ten year-old Mariam Barnes does a reading test with a covered probe array on her head as first year psychology and nuroscience student Kaja Jasinska operates a computer gathering language data through the measuring of both oxygenated and deoxygenated blood in the head.

Three year-old Hunter Kemp, a Leukemia A.L.L. patient, holds on to his mom Sitara de Gagne with both his heart and his hand as he takes a break from his food and his new baby sister Willow in 2011.

Zeeshan Mahmood of Mississauga who received two Cochlear implants from Sick Kids attends W. Ross MacDonald school in Brantford. The school for the Visually Impaired and Deafblind serves students 5 to 21 and has been in operation since 1872.

Actress Emily Schooley spoke to the Star about her involvement with artist James Donman alias Head Redmen. Schooley is one of a number of young women who claimed Donman signed up for various performance based contracts. He later turns around and sued them for breach of contract in 2011.

Author John McKenty's bike as he talks about his book "The CCM Story"  and the CCM company history. 

Jays pitcher Kevin Gregg gets held back by Jays Coach Nick Leyva before being ejected from the game following the Jays losing their lead in the ninth inning in 2010.

Vernon Wells in 2005 at Spring Training.

Noi Moreau dressed all in white and sporting a hickory stick lets one go off the first tee. Members of The Golf Historical Society of Canada dress up to play in tournament at Oshawa Golf and Country Club which marked it's 100th anniversary in 2006.

Perdita Felicien after winning the Women's 100 metre hurdles at the 2009 Canadian Track and Field Championship at Varsity Stadium.

  Canada's Lucas Makowsky competes in the Men's 5000 Metre Speed Skating at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

Canada's women's 3000 Metre celebrate their Gold medal winning performance in Vancouver. 

Swedish lead Anna Le Moine reacts after winning the gold medal, defeating Canada 7-6 during Olympic women's curling finals action at the Olympic Centre during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow digs his way out of a congratulatory pie following the game in 2010.

Blue Jays John McDonald comes up with a big catch and a second out against the Boston Red Sox in 2010.

Jose Bautista looked less than picture perfect in right field after he missed a ball in 2011.

 Doug Flutie is chased down by Leroy Blugh in 1996.

Argos Quaterback Cleo Lemon holds the ball but loses his helmet after being knocked down by Bombers Joe Lobendahn in 2011.

Leandro Barbosa struggles to take control of the ball from Spurs Manu Ginobili in 2012.

Bjork Gudmundsdottir of the Sugarcubes in 1990.

Bachelorette Canada Auditions in Toronto Saturday drew This hour Has 22 Minutes cast member Meredith MacNeil (Left) makes a face that said it all when it came to how she and fellow cast member Susan Kent (Right) felt about the event. The duo crashed the auditions to tape a segment for their show.

Kids in the Hall, 1986.

Wet Kids in the Hall, 1986.

Rick Eglinton in training for retirement.


Other retired Toronto Star Photographer's final galleries

Tony Bock

Ron Bull

Ken Faught

Mike Stuparyk 

Jim Wilkes



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What a great photo career for my buddy Rick. Now he's all set to join Kenny on the back deck!

Dad / Papa

We are so very proud of you and your Amazing work you have achieved over the years.
Congrats to You , your amazing work will go down in history !
Love Your Family
The Eglinton and Sheri Families

Will definitely miss Eglinton's work in the Star.

What a great guy. Rick is a very patient man who always gave young photographers great advice. Thanks Rick!!! Enjoy your retirement!

Very impressive especially when you see all of that great work in one place ! Hilarious headline too - nice pun on Yonge. Congrats!

Bill McNaughotn

Congratulations Rick, great work, I am sure these photos will have lasting and far reaching memories for many. I will miss seeing your work in our morning Star.

I just stumble upon here. but i am pleased to be here. Awesome work i loved to watch the pictures.

Congratulations on your retirement Rick. A wonderful career filled with great pictures that display whimsy, vision and great sensitivity. Enjoy your new-found time. Best regards.
Andrew Vaughan

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