• 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.

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Mycelium vol. 45 no. 1

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

  • "It Takes a Village" Cover art by Georgia Toons
  • President's Message by Joanne Hamblin
  • Who's In a Name by John Dawson
  • Master Gardener's Event by Joanne Hamblin
  • A New Direction for the MST

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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

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


Volunteer Coordinator
Rukmini Halliwell
Education Committee Chair
Pat Burchell
Course Instructor
Kathy Vatcher
Marketing Manager
Tosca Teran
Assistant Foray Director
Storm Peschel
Assistant Editor
D. Andrew White

Upcoming MST Events

August 24th, 2019

Eldred King Woodlands Foray

August 25th, 2019

Midhurst Foray

August 31st, 2019

Dufferin Forest Foray

September 1st, 2019

Copeland Forest Foray

September 5th, 2019

Board Meeting (private)

Recent photographs from Mycological Society of Toronto Members


Vito Testa

: Amanita muscaria v. formosa