• 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.

Find and Follow the MST at:

Mycelium vol. 48 no. 3

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

  • Cain Foray Recap by Roman Rabenda
  • Cain Foray Species List by P. Cumming, C. Liberty, N. Russell, I. Xie
  • Pumice Raft Foray by Chris Mendoza, Parker Kay

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

Kevin McAuslan
Roman Rabenda
Oksana Hawrylak
Foray Director
Iza Altmid
Membership Director
Sheryl McKee
Program Director
Dina Rashid
Pauli Cumming
Technical Director
Chris Liberty
Polina Tarasova


Volunteer Coordinator
Sheryl McKee
Education Committee Chair
Pat Burchell
Course Instructor
Kathy Vatcher
Assistant Foray Director
Assistant Editor
D. Andrew White

Social Media Committee

Social Media Manager
Sarah Costa
Social Media Manager
Mikhail Honoridez

Upcoming MST Events

March 30th, 2023
Speaker: Shannon Adams
April 12th, 2023
April 13th, 2023
Speaker: James Dalling
Seed - Fungal Relationships
April 19th, 2023
Speaker: Sara Scharf
April 30th, 2023
Speaker: Christian Volbracht
Mycological Illustration: History, Techniques, Problems
May 11th, 2023
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
May 17th, 2023
May 21st, 2023
Speaker: Bjorn Wergen
Dung Fungi