• 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 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.

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Mycelium vol. 46 no. 2

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

  • The Oyster is Their World by Sydney Gram
  • Shriek: An Afterword Book review by Andrew Kawam
  • Orchidaceous Mycorrhiza by D Andrew White
  • Memories of the MST by Fran Bruski

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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.

Board of Directors

Sheila Mazur
Roman Rabenda
Foray Director
Antonio Cillero Rodrigo
Membership Director
Program Director
Iza Altmid
Sofia Mihaylova
Technical Director
Chris Liberty
Finbarr Smith
Tonya Papanikolov


Education Committee Chair
Pat Burchell
Course Instructor
Kathy Vatcher
Social Media Manager
Assistant Foray Director
Storm Peschel
Assistant Editor
D. Andrew White

Upcoming MST Events

December 21st, 2020
Speaker: Sheila Mazur
January 18th, 2021
Speaker: James Scott
January 21st, 2021
February 22nd, 2021
March 22nd, 2021
April 26th, 2021
May 27th, 2021
June 24th, 2021

Recent photographs from Mycological Society of Toronto members

Fungi Fair 1980...

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Fungi Fair 1981...

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Fungi Fair 1982...

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Fungi Fair 1985...

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