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.
Please note that effective immediately, half-load restrictions have been lifted from all Township Roads.
Please note that applications for both Fire Permits and Building Permits are now on our website.
Please note that while the Province of Ontario has lifted the Province wide fire ban as of midnight tonight, all residents are reminded that in order to have a fire they must obtain a fire permit from the Township of Johnson.
If you must travel to your camp/cottage or second residence, follow these guidelines.
On behalf of the Township of Johnson, Council, staff and our many residents, I wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to the people of Nova Scotia during this very difficult time.
Please click on a link to attend the electronic council meeting on Zoom.
This Township Covid-19 Update includes information on the Interim Tax Due Date Deferral, Electronic Council Meetings, Community Gardens and Re-Opening Ontario.