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TSX rises 0.33% to 17,500.88

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

The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.33 percent to 17,500.88. 

Leading the index were Ballard Power Systems Inc , up 13.3%, Canopy Growth Corp , up 10.6%, and Bombardier Inc , higher by 6.7%.

Lagging shares were Superior Plus Corp , down 7.3%, Alacer Gold Corp, down 4.9%, and Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund <CHE_u.TO>, lower by 4.7%.

On the TSX 144 issues rose and 85 fell as a 1.7-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 27 new highs and 2 new lows, with total volume of 193.3 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Cenovus Energy Inc , Bombardier Inc  and Aurora Cannabis Inc.

The TSX's energy group  rose 0.65 points, or 0.5%, while the financials sector climbed 1.29 points, or 0.4%.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.83%, or $0.44, to $53.58 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 0.57% , or $0.34, to $59.66.

The TSX is up 2.6% for the year.