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.

FIRE BAN in effect


Fire Ban is in Effect as of July 22, 2019

The Johnson Township Fire Chief has issued a fire ban as of Monday, July 22, 2019.

Information Release – Calcium Application

Township of Johnson Calcium Application Schedule, July 19 to July 26.

Information Release – Government Rd. Repair and Improvement

Repair to Government Rd, between the Cemetery and Puddingstone Rd. will begin on July 22, 2019.

Community Night 2019

Desbarats Community Night, Saturday, July 13.

INFORMATION RELEASE – Flooding and Public Works

Information release from Mayor Blaine Mersereau concerning Public Works, Roads, and recent flooding.

Old Soo Rd. NOW OPEN

Old Soo Rd. is now open to all traffic.

Reg McHale Memorial Big Pike Family Fishing Derby, June 22

Johnson Township Recreation and Fire Department presents the FOURTH annual Reg McHale Memorial Big Pike Family Fishing Derby, Saturday, June 22, 2019