• 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. 4

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

Cover of Mycelium vol. 42 no. 4
  • Cain Foray Report 2016 by J. Thornhill
  • 2016 Cain Foray Species List by T. Wright
  • A Tincture oF Ganoderma Lucidum by D. R. Benjamin
  • Spring Foray Report by S. Peschel

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

2016-17 Board Members

Kevin McAuslan
Joanne Hamblin
Rosanna Reutter
Finbarr Smith
Carl de Boer
Membership Director
Foray Director
Storm Peschel
Program Director
Iza Altmid
Technical Director
Chris Liberty
Marketing Manager
Dylann McLean

Upcoming MST Events

November 7th, 2016

Board Meeting

November 14th, 2016

Fall Foray Celebratory Dinner

November 21st, 2016

General Meeting

February 13th, 2017

General Meeting

March 20th, 2017

General Meeting

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

Craterellus cor...

Monica Hill

: I love thus mushroom, looks more like a flower than a mushroom, so unique!

Craterellus cor...

Monica Hill

: This one was like a cluster of caps merged together

Craterellus cor...
Calvatia gigant...

Monica Hill

: Giant puffballs