• 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. 47 no. 1

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

  • President's Message by Sheila Mazur
  • Emerald Ash Borer by University of Minnesota
  • Fungi Respond to Wildfire by Stanford University
  • Zooming with the MST by Roman Rabenda

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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
Editor (Acting)
Oksana Hawrylak
Foray Director
Iza Altmid
Membership Director (Acting)
Brenna Keatinge
Program Director (Acting)
Dina Rashid
Secretary (Acting)
Paul Ramses
Technical Director
Chris Liberty
Finbarr Smith
Antonio Cillero Rodrigo
Tonya Papanikolov
Polina Tarasova


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

Upcoming MST Events

August 23rd, 2021
September 17th, 2021
September 27th, 2021
October 25th, 2021
November 29th, 2021

Recent photographs from Mycological Society of Toronto members


Vito Testa

: Young Amanita fulva Ring absent Cap striate and conical Collection site: North York,GTA


Vito Testa

: Slime moulds Fuligo septica Spore mass: black Collection site: York forest


Dorota Rajewska

: Chanterelles


Dorota Rajewska

: Chanterelles