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Established in 1889 and home to the hamlet of Desbarats, Johnson Township is located in Ontario’s beautiful Algoma District, 60 km east of Sault St. Marie off of the historic TransCanada highway. Year-round activities including the Johnson Township Community Center Arena, a seasonal weekly Farmer’s Market, a local produce market, maple syrup producers, family farms, fishing, boating, hunting, snowmobiling, skating and other pastimes in a gorgeous rural setting.

FIRE BAN Effective Friday August 5, 2016

Fire Chief Ron Smith has issued a fire ban for the Johnson Township effective Friday Aug 5, 2016. All current fire permits have been suspended and the Joint Waste will not be taking brush during the fire ban. Thank you to all for your cooperation.

Canteen Leasing

The Township of Johnson will accept applications for the Leasing of the Canteen at the Desbarats Arena for the 2016/2017 season please click  Canteen Leasing Info for more information. Canteen Application click here    

Property Tax

PROPERTY TAX  Facts Property Taxes are issued semi-annually, with each billing having two (2) installments due dates. INTERIM TAX BILLS are issued in February of each year     1st Installment – due mid March     2nd Instalment – due mid May FINAL TAX BILLS are issued in August of each year    1st Installment – […]

Lee and Pat Taylor, Johnson Township Seniors of the Year, 2016

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Johnson Township Seniors of the Year 2016, Lee and Pat Taylor.

June 2016 Newsletter

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The Johnson Township June 2016 Newsletter includes information about upcoming programs and events including the Fishing Derby and Community Night, plus News from Council, Recreation, and Public Works; Fire Dep’t News and tips, Emergency Management, and Building Permit information plus local area events and much more.

Fire Ban Lifted

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As per the Fire Chief, Ron Smith, on Friday July 15 the Fire Ban has been lifted. All previous burning permits are now reinstated and new ones may be obtained at the Johnson Township Office.  

May 2016 Newsletter

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Click on the picture to download a PDF copy of the May 2016 Newsletter.

April 2016 Newsletter

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The Johnson Township April 2016 Newsletter includes information about upcoming programs and events including Baseball and Soccer Registration, plus News from Council, Recreation, and Public Works; Fire Dep’t News and tips, Emergency Preparedness Week, MPAC and Building Permit information plus local area events and much more. The Newsletter also includes an insert pertaining to Township Trailer By-Laws and to the rental availability of the Gordon Lake Hall.