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Established in 1889 and home to the hamlet of Desbarats, Johnson Township is located 60 km east of Sault St. Marie on the historic TransCanada highway.  With access to the beautiful North Channel of Lake Huron, Johnson Township is also home to several freshwater lakes with public beaches and boat ramps; a vibrant agricultural community, including a seasonal Farmer’s Market supported by the local Mennonite community; the wildlife preserves of the Kensington Conservancy; and the Central Algoma Secondary School and the Johnson Township Community Centre, both regional hubs for many recreation activities. The JTCC houses a full-sized  arena that is open to rentals. Johnson Township provides a full range of recreational events and programs including winter and summer community festivals and annual Fishing Derby and Big Buck Contest, as well as soccer, baseball and recreational hockey programs for families. The Voyageur Trail, the Waterfront Trail Cycle Route, and a major Snowmobile Trail pass through the township.

November 2019 Newsletter

Township of Johnson October2019 Newsletter – Township news and notices, council notes, Mayor’s column, recreation events and programs, Fire Department news and tips, local and regional events.

Employment Opportunity – HNCEA

The Huron North Community Economic Alliance (HNCEA) is a member based, regional economic development collaboration that includes a number of Municipal members located along the North Shore of Lake Huron. The Huron North Community Economic Alliance has openings for two (2) Economic Development Officers.

HNCEA Broadband Survey Announcement

The HNCEA is a regional not-for-profit corporation supporting economic development initiatives along the north shore of Lake Huron. THE HNCEA has created a Broadband Task Group (BTG) to pursue the needs, voids and gaps regarding internet in our region. We need to have as many people as possible, in all our communities, to complete the survey

All-u-can-eat Chicken Supper and Big Buck Awards Night, November 17

Johnson Township Recreation Big Buck All-u-can-Eat Roast Chicken Supper and Awards Night, Sunday, November 17, JTCC Hall, Desbarats, doors open at 4pm, supper at 5pm. Tickets at local businesses or at the door, $15, $12 seniors and students, $5 under 12

New! Deer Check Stations, WMU 36

Sault College will be operating two pilot deer check stations for WMU #36, one in Desbarats.

Ice Rental Promotion

Johnson Township Community Centre Arena, Desbarats is offering a first-time customer discount for a one-time ice rental, From October 15 – November 15, 2019.

October 2019 Newsletter

Township of Johnson October2019 Newsletter – Township news and notices, council notes, Mayor’s column, recreation events and programs, Fire Department news and tips, local and regional events.

September 2019 Newsletter

Township of Johnson September 2019 Newsletter – Township news and notices, council notes, Mayor’s column, recreation events and programs, Fire Department news and tips, local and regional events.