CANADA STOCKS-TSX has best day in two weeks on Europe deal

Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:16pm EDT
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TORONTO Oct 27 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index soared more than 2 percent in its best single-day gain in two weeks, buoyed by optimism over a long-awaited deal among European policymakers to tackle the region's debt crisis.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE closed up 279.88 points, or 2.3 percent, at 12,465.44. (Reporting by Jon Cook; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)