Dr. Leslie Griesdorf’s avid interest in history concentrates on the events of United States President John F. Kennedy’s term in office, the Cuban Missile Crisis and Kennedy’s assassination in November of 1963. The three years of Kennedy’s 1st term came to comprise a time of the greatest hope and greatest fears of most on the North American continent. Griesdorf’s fascination with the era likely began during his formative years when these events were part of the daily news, as he saved the major Toronto newspaper chronicles of the period. The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was a confrontation precipitated by the collusion between Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev and Cuban president Fidel Castro to install missile launch facilities on Cuba.
Events surrounding the tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union rightly concerned all countries on the North American continent, especially the highly industrialised and peace-loving Canadians of Dr. Leslie Griesdorf’s native Toronto.
Dr. Leslie Griesdorf, now retired from his successful career dental practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a successful trader and investor on the TSE, the Toronto Stock Exchange. The TSE, or TSX as it is often abbreviated, is the ninth largest exchange in the world in market capitalization. The TSE is based in Griesdorf’s native Toronto and is a holding of TMX Group for the trading of senior equities.
Many different types of businesses are on the Toronto Stock Exchange, from income trusts and investment funds to exchange traded funds and split share corporations. Especially prominent on the Toronto Stock Exchange are mining, oil, and gas companies, more than on any other trading exchange. The TSE, where Leslie Griesdorf enjoys a successful second career as an investor and trader, began life with the Association of Brokers in 1852. This group morphed into the Toronto Stock Exchange in 1861 with 24 men at the Masonic Hall.
A consistent member and participant in the Ontario Dental Association, Dr. Leslie Griesdorf DDS was by extension a member in the Canadian Dental Association due to his local professional society in Toronto. Founded by Dr. Barnabas Day in 1867, the Ontario Dental Association is a professional dentists’ association which maintains its own membership in the Canadian Dental Association while representing on a local level the interests of dental professionals before the Ontario government and with insurance companies. The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario is the regulatory body for the dental profession in Ontario.
Dr. Leslie Griesdorf practised in a rotating dental internship in the first months after his graduation from dental school. Ultimately however, Griesdorf opted to practice dental surgery as his primary focus, enjoying a thriving dental practice and career for over 30 years in Toronto.
Leslie Griesdorf entered semi-retirement in 2004, shifting focus from dentistry to investing. Leslie Griesdorf maintains an active, healthy lifestyle and exercises four times each week.