• 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 educational walks for members, led by volunteers to locations in Southern Ontario during the spring and fall mushroom seasons. Our walks 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.

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.

Find and Follow the MST at:

Mycelium vol. 48 no. 1

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

  • President's Letter by Sheila Mazur
  • MST's Book Picks
  • Upcoming Forays: Introduction To New Field Identification Courses
  • The Fungus Among Us by Tracey Tong
  • Can a Fungus Help Clean Up Lead – Contaminated Soil? by David J. Hill
  • Old Hen With Porcini and Sherry, Cavatelli Noodles Recipe by Andrew Mavor

Download the current issue of Mycelium in PDF format, or see all the available back issues.

Upcoming MST Walks and Forays

May 8th
Intermediate Field Identification
Kingbridge Centre 9:45am
Welcome to Mycology
Kingbridge Centre 2:00pm
May 14th
Welcome to Mycology
Kingbridge Centre 9:45am
Kingbridge Centre 11:30am
Kingbridge Centre 2:00pm
May 15th
Intermediate Field Identification
Walker Woods 9:45am
Introduction to Field Identification
Walker Woods 2:00pm
May 28th
Intermediate Field Identification
Midhurst 9:45am
Welcome to Mycology
Midhurst 2:00pm
May 29th
Introduction to Field Identification
Palgrave (new meeting spot) 9:45am
Welcome to Mycology
Palgrave (new meeting spot) 1:00pm

Board of Directors

Kevin McAuslan
Roman Rabenda
Oksana Hawrylak
Foray Director
Iza Altmid
Membership Director
Sheryl McKee
Program Director
Dina Rashid
Pauli Cumming
Technical Director
Chris Liberty
Polina Tarasova


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

Social Media Committee

Social Media Manager
Sarah Costa
Social Media Manager
Mikhail Honoridez

Upcoming MST Events

June 10th, 2022
Speaker: Jacob Kalichman
Presentation: Mushroom Forms
June 12th, 2022
Speaker: Henry Baker
Presentation: Hebeloma
June 14th, 2022
June 17th, 2022
Speaker: Sarah DeLong-Duhon
Rediscovering Common Species Using Molecular Biology
October 18th, 2022
Speaker: Loni Jean Ronnebaum