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Morning Brew: Does Toronto have a problem with mid-rise apartments?, emergency room wait times could go online, and some fireworks footage

Does Toronto have a problem building mid-rise apartment buildings? The Star's Christopher Hume seems to think so. He says local residents like those opposing a six-storey condo in the Beach are standing in the way of developments that could benefit the city. Meanwhile, the Globe and Mail reports property owners near U of T are "going to war" over a mid-rise student residence planned for College Street.

Toronto area hospitals could soon follow St. Mary's hospital in Kitchener and provide live emergency room wait times online. If the delay is getting too long, better think about having that serious accident another time.

Nik Wallenda, the daredevil preparing to tightrope walk across Niagara Falls for ABC television next month, will wear a tether to prevent his stunt accidentally becoming a nationally televised three-hour death special. To illustrate how dangerous being washed over a 167-foot waterfall really is, there's this.

A Pearson Airport LINK train infographic? Sure, why not.

East end residents got the chance to hurl colours at each other this long weekend at a specially organized paint fight as part of Art of the Danforth. The National Post has some decent photos of the event including some before and after portraits. The event's organizer, Michelle Beaton, hopes the 10-minute battle will return bigger and better next year.

Today is the second and final day of Prince Charles and Camilla's visit to Toronto and everyone's second favorite royal couple will spend the morning at a private reception by the Ontario government at the Distillery District. Last night the pair joined the Fords, Dalton McGuinty and other dignitaries for fireworks at Ashbridge's Bay Park. Want more on the royal visit? CBC has you covered.

If you didn't make it out to the east end last night or weren't lucky enough to catch a free view of your neighbor's fireworks, YouTube, as always, can help. Here's the finale from last nights display at Ashbridge's Bay Park courtesy of charminjasmin.

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