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.

JTCC Arena Slated to Open, Monday, October 17 – First Free Public Skate, Friday, October 21

The Johnson Township Community Centre Arena, Desbarats, will open on Monday, October 17.

Children’s Recreational Hockey Program, 2016-17


Johnson Township Children’s Recreational Hockey Program 2016/17 registration now open.

Sept 14, 2016 Special Council Meeting Cancelled

Please note that the Special Council Meeting scheduled for Wed Sept 14, 2016 has been cancelled.

September 2016 Newsletter


Township of Johnson Newsletter, September 2016, featuring information about upcoming Recreation programs and events, including Big Buck Registration, ATV Poker Run, Tai Chi, and summer events and programs wrap-up; Fire Department news and tips; Council notes from June and July; Public Works announcements about upcoming road work and traffic delays; local events calendar; and more!

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

Photo courtesy of North Channel Current

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

June 2016 Newsletter

June 2016 Newsletter final edits

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.