TSX rises 0.58% to 18,707.77

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The facade of the original Toronto Stock Exchange building is seen in Toronto

* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.58 percent to 18,707.77

* Leading the index were Vermilion Energy Inc , up 15.1%, Enerplus Corp​, up 6.9%, and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc​, higher by 6.7%.

* Lagging shares were Artis Real Estate Investment Trust​​, down 5.1%, Aurora Cannabis Inc​, down 4.6%, and Endeavour Mining Corp​, lower by 4.1%.

* On the TSX 139 issues rose and 80 fell as a 1.7-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 36 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 191.9 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Blackberry Ltd, Crescent Point Energy Corp and Suncor Energy Inc.

* The TSX's energy group rose 4.84 points, or 4.0%, while the financials sector climbed 3.43 points, or 1.0%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.27%, or $0.81, to $64.82 a barrel. Brent crude rose 1.11%, or $0.75, to $68.27 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 7.3% for the year.