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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.

Slo-Pitch and Soccer Registration Form and Fees, 2019

Fee information and downloadable registration form for Slo-Pitch and Soccer programs. Registrations Due Monday, April 8!

March 2019 Newsletter

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

Free Skating March Break 2019

Free Public Skating at the Johnson Township Community Centre Arena, Desbarats

Landfill Site Rule Changes – No More Tires Please

Johnson Tarbutt Landfill Site no longer accepts tires. Check out a list of area businesses that do.

Johnson Twp/Cu-Jo Memorial Family Hockey Tournament, March 22, 23

Johnson Twp/Cu-Jo Memorial Family Hockey Tournament, March 22, 23, Johnson Township Community Center Arena, Desbarats – Now open for team registration.

January 2019 Newsletter

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

Seniors Computer Course – starts January 30, 2019

Johnson Township Recreation and Desbarats 50+ Club present a Seniors Computer Course, starting January 30 for 6-weeks.

Zumba – Wednesdays for 6 weeks – Starts Jan.09

Zumba – 6 week program on Wednesdays starting January 09 at the JTCC Hall, Desbarats