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.

“Everything Country” – YAPA Event Soliciting Vendors for May 5

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Youth Algoma Poultry Association is looking for vendors for their “Everything Country – Feather and Fur sale” event, co-sponsored by Johnson Township Recreation, to be held on Saturday, May 5, 9am to 2PM at the Johnson Township Community Centre.

Winter Activity Festival 2018

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Johnson Township Winter Activity Festival, Sunday February 11, 1pm to 5pm, Johnson Township Community Centre, Desbarats.

Candidate Information Sheet – Municipal Elections 2018

Candidate Information Sheet and Important dates and deadlines for the Municipal Elections 2018.

Municipal Election 2018 – Interested in Running for Office?

Information from the Township of Johnson about the Municipal Elections 2018, including info about how to run for office and filing deadlines.

Free Sunday Public Skating from the HKCC North Channel!

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Free Sunday night skating at the JTCC, Arena, Desbarats, 6:30 PM, sponsored by the Healthy Kids Community Challenge North Channel.

Arena Canteen is now Open!

The Canteen at the Johnson Township Community Centre Arena, Desbarats, is now open, as of January 7, 2018

Come Try Ringette

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Johnson Township Recreation, Healthy Kids Community Challenge North Channel, and Sault Ringette Club present a Come Try Ringette – Saturday, January 20, 1pm at the JTCC Arena, Desbarats. A FREE program for children 12 and under. Healthy snacks provided.

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Theme 4 – POWER OFF AND PLAY


Healthy Kids Community Challenge North Challenge celebrates new “Power off and Play” theme with free events during the holiday season.