• 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.

Find and Follow the MST at:

Mycelium vol. 41 no. 3

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

Cover of Mycelium vol. 42 no. 3
  • Bob Bowles: Ontario's "Fun-Guy" Extraordinaire by K. Stephenson
  • MST AGM 2016 President's Report by K. McAuslan
  • Health Benefits of Consuming Tinctures of Ganoderma Species? by D. Smith
  • It Takes Three to Lichen! by N. P. Morales-Lizcano

Become a member of the MST to receive Myceliumby mail and download in PDF format.

2016-17 Board Members

Kevin McAuslan
Joanne Hamblin
Finbarr Smith
Carl de Boer
Membership Director
Foray Director
Storm Peschel
Program Director
Iza Altmid
Technical Director
Chris Liberty

Upcoming MST Events

October 1st, 2016

Durham Forest Foray

October 2nd, 2016

Midhurst Foray

October 8th, 2016

Palgrave Foray

October 9th, 2016

Copeland Forest Foray

October 15th, 2016

Nashville Foray

In Case of Mushroom Poisoning

Contact your local Poison Centre

The Ontario Regional Poison Information Centre in Toronto is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 416-813-5900 and 1-800-268-9017.

Recent photographs from Mycological Society of Toronto Members


Michael Shlayen

: King Bolete


Michael Shlayen

: King Bolete


Michael Shlayen

: Ash Tree bolete