Tatlow Park, 1969
Film director Robert Altman wanted a gloomy backdrop for his first feature film, a psychological drama called That Cold Day in the Park. Naturally, he settled on Raincouver.
The film is about a 32 year-old spinster who invites a nineteen year-old boy she spots out her window shivering in the park into her Killarney Manor apartment on Point Grey Road. What follows is equal parts creepy, racy, and entertaining, and a good illustration of what I imagine rich people imagine homelessness to be like.
That Cold Day in the Park can be viewed on YouTube if you don’t mind the sub par video quality and black squares that hide nipples and genitalia in the brief nude scenes. For more on the film, its context, and a behind-the-scenes and interview clip from CBC, check out Vanalogue.
Thanks to Joseph Planta of The Commentary fame for the tip.