Toronto Occupied by High-End Ger

An article in the Toronto Star has reported that some of the Occupy Toronto protesters have taken up residence in a beautiful, ornate yurt. While the article identifies this as an “insulated felt huts favoured by Turkic nomads in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan”, the shape is more reminiscent of the Mongolian ger, than the more pointy version used by Kazakhs, including Kazakhs in Mongolia.

Debra Rasmussen of Agriteam first alerted me to this report. Deb is also an accomplished jazz singer, of course, who has long been involved with the Giant Steppes of Jazz festival and sings with the Northern Lights Quartet.

About Julian Dierkes

Julian Dierkes is a sociologist by training (PhD Princeton Univ) and a Mongolist by choice and passion since around 2005. He teaches in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He tweets @jdierkes
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