back in the year whenever, I needed surgery to fix my 3rd broken nose. At the time, both the UofA and Royal Alex had big wait times so my surgeon booked some space at the Camsell. The day of, I was moved from my room to the holding area by the surgical suites. One other young fellow was there...
web site has little info. Interesting that early on, CNIB was touting that (some?) units would be specially designed for people with sight disabilities; yet none of that is addressed on the web site either.
those are going to be quite small units. If you look at the photo and assume the unit's front door opening is 3' wide, then counting the slabs door to door is just 15' Each unit then will be under 500 sf; possibly even less than 400 sf.
^most likely done as part of accessibility; parents with strollers, bicycles, others with mobility issues. But you're right, the majority of able-bodied folk will shortcut and they should have planned for that from the get-go.