A 31-year-old man is dead after he fell while trying to climb the exterior of an apartment building in Toronto's east end on Monday night.

The man, who has not been identified, fell just before midnight at Lawrence Avenue East near Kingston Road.

He apparently made it to the seventh floor before he fell while trying to climb between balconies

Police say he was a resident of the building, but don't yet know why he was climbing up the outside. Police say it appears to be death by misadventure.

Foul play is not suspected.