At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.61%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Eldorado Gold Corporation (TO:ELD), which rose 6.34% or 0.09 points to trade at 1.51 at the close. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (TO:VRX) added 5.39% or 1.16 points to end at 22.68 and Dollarama Inc (TO:DOL) was up 5.26% or 7.88 points to 157.61 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (TO:AAV), which lost 5.74% or 0.310 points to trade at 5.090 in late trade. Bonavista Energy Corp (TO:BNP) declined 5.10% or 0.100 points to end at 1.860 and Enerplus Corporation (TO:ERF) shed 4.34% or 0.51 points to 11.25.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 641 to 477 and 159 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 3.97% to 11.38.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.32% or 16.70 to $1249.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.16% or 0.65 to hit $56.61 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.49% or 0.91 to trade at $62.13 a barrel.
CAD/USD was down 0.54% to 0.7779, while CAD/EUR fell 0.32% to 0.6608.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 93.76.
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