• Orange Jelly fungus (Dacrymyces palmatus); Presqu'ile Provincial Park; Brighton, Ontario
  • Hypholoma capnoides mushrooms; Presqu'ile Provincial Park; Brighton, Ontario
  • Amanita ceciliae mushrooms; Presqu'ile Provincial Park; Brighton, Ontario

The Mycological Society of Toronto is a federally registered non-profit, volunteer-managed association of amateur mycologists and others with an interest in wild mushrooms and other fungi, based in Toronto, Canada. Our goal is to stimulate public interest in and appreciation of fungi and their role in nature, and we encourage activities that explore the ecological role of fungi and support the conservation of wild mushrooms. Members' interests are wide ranging in areas related to fungi, including mushroom identification, photography and cultivation.

The MST organizes educational walks for members, led by volunteers to locations in Southern Ontario during the spring and fall mushroom seasons. Our walks provide an opportunity for members to collect and study wild mushrooms and enjoy nature. During the winter, there are informative meetings with guest speakers presenting on topics associated with the field of mycology.

We encourage interest from the public, and non-members are welcome to attend a meeting. The MST is always seeking new members - please contact us with any questions.

In Case of Mushroom Poisoning

Contact your local Poison Centre

The Ontario Poison Centre in Toronto is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 416-813-5900 and 1-800-268-9017.

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Proud supporters of the TRTC, ROM'S fungi collection

Mycelium vol. 49 no. 3

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

  • How Useful are Phone Apps for Identifying Fungi? by S. Scharf
  • From the Archives
  • Preparation and Storing Mushrooms by V. Testa

Download the current issue of Mycelium in PDF format, or see all the available back issues.

Upcoming MST Walks and Forays

See you in the next mushroom season!

Board of Directors

Roman Rabenda
Sara Scharf
Oksana Hawrylak
Foray Director
Iza Altmid
Membership Director
Sheryl McKee
Program Director
Dina Rashid
Secretary (Acting)
Eli Pullan
Technical Director
Chris Liberty
Polina Tarasova


Volunteer Coordinator
Sheryl McKee
Course Instructor
Kathy Vatcher
Assistant Foray Director
Lee Cumming
Assistant Editor
D. Andrew White

Social Media Committee

Social Media Manager
Sarah Warren

Upcoming MST Events

April 25th, 2024
Martin Axegård
Ramaria in Northeastern North America
May 1st, 2024
Introduction to Rust Fungi
May 9th, 2024
Robert Blanchette
Fungal Wonders of the Rotten World
May 14th, 2024
May 19th, 2024
Hans-Otto Baral
May 29th, 2024
October 11th, 2024