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 Ste. 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.

September 2018 Newsletter

Click on the picture to download the Township of Johnson Newsletter for September 2018. This month’s issue features information about successful past Recreation events, upcoming Recreation programs and events. Also included are featured items from the Council Chambers, information on upcoming local events, Public Works and Fire Department news and more!

Fall 2018 Zumba® Classes Start Thursday, September 27

Johnson Township Recreation presents a 10-week Zumba fitness program at the Johnson Township Community Centre Hall, Desbarats, starting Thursday, September 27, 7pm.

2018 Big Buck Registration Now Open

Johnson Township Big Buck Contest now open for Registration at local businesses and at the Township Office. Register by September 30th!

ATV RUN, Saturday, September 29, 2918

Johnson Township ATV Poker Run, Saturday, September 29. Starts at the Johnson Township Recreation Centre, Desbarats. Shorter and Longer Routes available.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, the list of all persons entitled to be electors for municipal elections in this municipality has been prepared by the Clerk’s office.


Official List of Candidates

Community Night 2018, Saturday, July 14

Desbarats Community Night, Saturday, July 14.

Reg McHale Memorial Big Pike Family Fishing Derby, June 23

Johnson Township Recreation and Fire Department presents the FOURTH annual Reg McHale Memorial Big Pike Family Fishing Derby, Saturday, June 23, 2018