* TSX gains 1.45 percent to 11,495.83
* Mining, energy and financial sectors all rally (Adds details)
TORONTO, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Toronto’s main stock index rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday to its highest closing level of 2009, as a commodity price rally and firm U.S. data spurred gains in heavily weighted materials, energy and financial shares.
The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 163.79 points, or 1.45 percent, at 11,495.83, its highest close since October.
Six of the index’s 10 main groups advanced, led by a 2.44 percent gain in materials and a 2.03 percent climb in energy. The influential financials group was up 1.14 percent.
“Gold is up...back over $1,000 and that’s got all our gold stocks going again and from the other side oil is doing well and is back over $70 again, and the financials are even helping a little bit here,” said John Kinsey, portfolio manager at Caldwell Securities Ltd in Toronto.
“We’re kind of hitting on all three cylinders.”
Gold-mining issues rose as prices for the yellow metal held over $1,000 an ounce and some producers predicted it could go a lot higher. [GOL/]