For years, a derelict seniors home on St. Clair Avenue sat across the street in stark contrast to a vibrant 21-acre park with 10 tennis courts, a jogging path, ravine trail, off-leash dog run and playground.

So developer – and former Forest Hill native – Brian Brown of BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments made it a personal mission to replace the eyesore with an upscale residence worthy of its location on Sir Winston Churchill Park.

UNION31 is a Toronto-based design firm led by Principals Kelly Cray, Neil Jonsohn, Nancy Dyson and Alex Chapman. Lifetime had the chance to chat with creative Principal Kelly Cray to get the insider’s view on UNION31’s work with Lifetime Developments.