• 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, cooking and mushroom cultivation.

The MST organizes informal mushroom-gathering forays led by member volunteers to locations in Southern Ontario during the spring and fall mushroom seasons. Forays 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.

Mycological Society of Toronto 2017 Cain Foray

Find and Follow the MST at:

Mycelium vol. 43 no. 2

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

Cover of Mycelium vol. 43 no. 2
  • Slime Moulds Report by T. Wright
  • Yeast (pt. 2 of 2) by T. Huxley
  • Mushroom-Derived Molecular Tools by C. de Boer

Become a member of the MST to receive Myceliumby mail and download in PDF format.

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.

2016-17 Board Members

Joanne Hamblin
Kevin McAuslan
Program Director
Iza Altmid
Foray Director
Storm Peschel
Membership Director
Kathy Vatcher
Carl de Boer
Finbarr Smith
Rosanna Reutter
Technical Director
Chris Liberty
Education Committee Chair
Pat Burchell
Marketing Manager
Dylann McLean
Assistant Editor
Nadia Morales-Lizcano

Upcoming MST Events

July 31st, 2017

Cain Foray Planning Meeting (MST Board)

September 11th, 2017

Cain Foray Preflight Meeting

September 22nd, 2017

Cain Foray

October 16th, 2017

General Meeting

November 20th, 2017

General Meeting

Recent photographs from Mycological Society of Toronto Members


Nora Shipley

: Before they really open up (young mushrooms)


Nora Shipley

: These mushrooms are popping up on a regular basis this year on our lawn. We have had rain almost everyday. They have white spores, but I am unable to identify them. Beautiful & firm with waxy tops