2019 Photo Contest deadline extended

The Photo Calendar contest deadline has been extended! Please email your entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 11:59 pm, Saturday, September 21, 2019!

Contest rules available at https://www.myctor.org/events/2019-photo-contest

Intro to Field ID Course repeat session August 2019

Due to popular demand, the MST is pleased to announce a repeat session of 12 Easy Genera: An Introduction to Field Identification of Mushrooms​, on Monday, August 12th.

This popular course will be given by Kathy Vatcher. It focuses on common genera of gilled mushrooms, boletes and other fungi which can be identified fairly easily in the field. This is a general introduction to identification and does not specifically focus on edible species.

It will be held in the Garden Hall at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Doors will be open at 7:00pm for members who wish to bring in mushrooms for identification. This will be followed by a 2-hour presentation beginning at 7:30pm. There will be a short break for refreshments.

The course is available to MST members only and will be limited to 85 participants. The cost of the course is $10 per person and pre-registration is required. Please register by August 5th, 2019.

MST members may register on the course signup page. This course always fills up with a waiting list, so don't delay! For more information, please contact Kathy Vatcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2019 Cain Foray Registration Open

Friday September 13th to Sunday September 15th

Lumina Resort Muskoka

Please join us at this year's Cain Foray, our annual weekend of mushrooming in the wilderness!

The Cain is a weekend of finding, learning, friendship and fun. Rain or shine, the camaraderie is always enjoyable. Our resident group of mycologists and special guests will offer you fascinating insights into the intriguing world of mushrooms.

This year's Cain Foray is from September 13th - 15th at the Lumina Resort in Muskoka.

The Cain Foray weekend includes:

  • BBQ reception on Friday evening
  • Keynote speaker Garrett Taylor
  • Guided forays on Saturday and Sunday
  • Informative talks on mushrooms
  • Beach bonfire on Saturday evening
  • A fantastic mushroom cookup and pot-luck lunch on Sunday
  • Dinner of Friday, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday
  • 2 nights resort-style accommodation, and use of the resort's amenities

Expert mycologists are on hand all weekend to discuss and identify your mushroom finds!

More details and online registration are available at https://www.myctor.org/cain.

MST Nonprofit Transition

On April 29th, 2019 the MST members present at the Annual General Meeting voted to confirm the proposal of the Board of Directors to transition the Mycological Society of Toronto to a nonprofit corporation under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act.

This transition included a new set of bylaws, which can be found on the MST Policies page.

All members of the MST on the effective date of the transition (May 1st, 2019) have automatically had their memberships transferred to the new nonprofit corporation. If you do not  wish your membership to be transferred to the corporation and would prefer that your membership instead be terminated, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a statement that you do not wish to be a member of the corporation.