MST memberships extended due to COVID-19

The board is attentively monitoring the re-opening of provincial and municipal amenities, including access to parks, conservation areas and other natural areas.

Although our spring foray season, meetings and events have been cancelled, we remain hopeful that the fall season will be unaffected. However, we will always err on the side of caution when it comes to the health and safety of our membership.

In recognition that our members may be facing difficulty due to the current economic situation, the board has decided to extend memberships by 6 months. We hope that this extension will ease some of the burden on our members, and help them continue to be active in the club.

Membership extensions have already been applied. Members' new expiry dates are reflected in their membership profiles, and in the Member Details section which is visible on the left side of most pages of the website when signed in.

If you received a notice in March, April or May that your membership had expired, don't worry - we've still applied the extension, and your membership is active again!

If you have any questions about your membership or the extension, please don't hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any time.

While our events are on hiatus, the website still offers lots of interest: photo galleries, recorded videos of meeting speakers, and back issues of our Mycelium newsletter. And our Facebook group is busy with identification challenges, too!

We look forward to welcoming you back at MST events as soon as we can.

Found a tick?

From the eTick.ca team:

Visit us at eTick.ca or download the eTick app to find out more about how to recognize a tick, how to remove it safely after a bite and how to send us a tick picture for quick identification by one of our experts. Our quick identification service is free, and allows you to know if you were bitten by a tick species that may carry the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease. Subsequently, the identified tick will appear as a dot on a virtual distribution map, thereby helping visualize the spread of tick populations in the province. By submitting a tick photo, you are actively participating in the mapping of tick populations in Quebec, as well as monitoring the arrival of new species.

Download the free eTick application to quickly submit pictures of the ticks you encounter!

App Store (Apple) https://apple.co/2y2nBeh
Google Play (Android) https://bit.ly/2UWYpyB

East End Arts: Toronto Mycelial Network

A collaborative art project created by East End Arts:

TORONTO MYCELIAL NETWORK
An art project to participate in at home
April 1st – August 30th, 2020

Mushrooms can be a great distance apart, but are connected to the same invisible network.

Mushrooms grow invisibly, connected to an unseen latticework just beneath the surface.

Mushrooms grow on the old, process nature and signify times of change.

So, make a mushroom with East End Arts and our family of LASOs: North York Arts, Arts Etobicoke, Lakeshore Arts, Scarborough Arts and Urban Arts! Your mushroom can be made from felt, papier-mache, origami or whatever art supplies you find in your cupboards. While we are all socially distant, let’s make something together to stay connected.

See https://eastendarts.ca/toronto-mycelial-network for more details.

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