• 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 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.

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.

2017-18 Board Members

Joanne Hamblin
Roman Rabenda
Foray Director
Storm Peschel
Membership Director
Kathy Vatcher
Program Director
Iza Altmid
Sheila Mazur
Technical Director
Chris Liberty
Finbarr Smith
Education Committee Chair
Pat Burchell
Marketing Manager
Dylann McLean
Assistant Editor

Upcoming MST Events

July 23rd, 2018

Cain Foray Planning Meeting (MST Board)

July 26th, 2018

NEMF Foray

August 20th, 2018

Cain Foray Planning Meeting (MST Board)

September 10th, 2018

Board Meeting

September 28th, 2018

Cain Foray

Recent photographs from Mycological Society of Toronto Members

morchella escul...

Tony Vilone

: Under or downwind from dead elm.

morchella elata

Tony Vilone

: Black Morel, early spring in mixed forest of conifers, poplar.

craterellus cor...

Tony Vilone

: Known as the Black Trumpet and associated with Oak.

boletus reticul...

Tony Vilone

: Summer Cep is a very close relative of the King Boletus, under oak.