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.

Township Notice – July 2 2020

Township Notice regarding the fire ban/landfill as well as an upcoming road closure.

Fire Ban is in Effect as of July 2nd, 2020.

The Johnson Township Fire Chief has issued a fire ban as of Monday, July 2nd, 2020

Notice of a Public Meeting – Zoning McDonald Drive

Notice of a public meeting to inform the public of a proposed zoning bylaw amendment for McDonald Drive.

Notice of a Public Meeting – Zoning Armory Street

Notice of a public meeting to inform the public of a proposed zoning bylaw amendment for Armory Street.

Township Return To Work Plan

Township of Johnson Municipal Office COVID-19 Return To Work Action Plan.

COVID-19 Update #14 – Township Update

COVID-19 UPDATE #14 TOWNSHIP UPDATE June 30, 2020 Desbarats, Ontario Water Bills Just a reminder that water & sewer bills will be distributed next week. Users will receive two bills; one for March 2020 and a bill for June 2020. Just a reminder that the June 2020 bill will include the $100 annual capital charge. […]

Township Facilities Closed for Canada Day

Please note that the Landfill site and all Township facilities will be closed for the Canada Day holiday on July 1st, 2020.

Council Meeting Cancelled June 17, 2020

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Regular Council Meeting scheduled for tonight (Wednesday, June 17, 2020) at 5:30 PM has been cancelled.