It's going to be a mix between the Royal Jubilee's new patient tower and the Carey Road seniors facility.
With regard to the latter our mother has been a resident at the Campus of Care/Carey Road for a little over a year.
Although I get where this broader conversation is going specifically with respect to the proposed Blanshard site, let me provide some perspective from the standpoint of a family now in its 10th year of a struggle with Alzheimer's viz these "institutions".
Without question for those residents and particularity their families it is *all* about the quality of care and the security/privacy of your loved one - period, end sentence. All other considerations aren't even secondary, they frankly aren't considerations at all. To quote my late dad neither the resident (especially if they suffer from Alzheimer's!) nor the family could give a "tinker's damn" about "street interaction". These facilities by definition are for the most part ultimately for end of life care and preparing for the death of a family member. Personally I could care not if the building "interacts with the street" or whether there are "amenities" like coffee shops. What we do care about is that our loved one can live in such a facility with dignity, where she is respected as an individual and cared for and well treated, and where she is safe and can live without fear.
As most of the resident's of these facilities suffer from one form of dementia or another - and all the attendant fear, misunderstanding and dread that goes along with that condition - whether the facility proffers up access to a Starbucks or not is something to which residents and families are completely indifferent, given other just slightly more pressing priorities.....