Toronto stock index extends gains, up 3.2 percent

Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:02am EDT
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TORONTO Oct 20 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index extended early gains in a broad-based rally on Monday morning as higher commodity prices pulled up the energy and materials sectors.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 307.82 points, or 3.22 percent, to 9,870.31.

($1=$1.19 Canadian) (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; Editing by Peter Galloway)