• 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.

Mycological Society of Toronto 2018 Cain Foray

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Mycelium vol. 44 no. 2

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

  • Outbreak! by C. de Boer
  • Who's in a Name? by J. Dawson
  • Piatto Dinner
  • 2018 Photo Contest
  • Cain Foray 2018
  • Mycellanea: Foraging Cookbook Recalled

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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.

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

September 26th, 2018

Dufferin Forest Foray

September 28th, 2018

Cain Foray

October 6th, 2018

Durham Forest Foray

October 7th, 2018

Midhurst Foray

October 13th, 2018

Palgrave Foray

Recent photographs from Mycological Society of Toronto Members


Andrew & Haruto Hinkle

: Two Fingered Earthstars. The top left one was a real treat as it resembled a puffball. We cut into it and were surprised find what looked like a second mushroom inside. Haruto found bottom left one.


Andrew & Haruto Hinkle

: Found on Sept. 23 on a foray at York Regional Forest. A member found honey mushrooms on a log being parasitized by entoloma mushroom mycelia. We placed an entoloma mushroom on the log on the left