TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed sharply higher, led by a solid showing in the commodities sector as the U.S. dollar weakened.
The S&P/TSX composite index rose 116.56 points to 11,586.37.
The advance added to last week's 2.2 per cent gain that followed a commitment by the European Union to stand beside Greece as the country deals with its debt crisis.
The Canadian dollar moved half a cent higher to 95.83 cents US, while oil shot up $2.88 to US$77.01 a barrel.
New York markets also headed higher after a report on manufacturing in the New York area was stronger than expected.