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Scene: Occupy Toronto Gets Yurts

Photo by Christopher Drost/Torontoist.

Photo by Christopher Drost/Torontoist.

WHERE: St. James Park

WHEN: Saturday, October 29

WHAT: As they worked to winterize their camp this weekend, Occupy Toronto protestors received a generous gift: yurts. The large, wood-framed tents are a type of shelter popular on the steppes of central Asia, where it can get pretty chilly in winter. Paid for, according to CP24, by “anonymous unions,” they’re being provided by a Canadian company called Groovy Yurts, which, yes, they kind of are.