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.

COVID-19 Update #4 – Township Updates

Mayor Blaine Mersereau and Council is today, issuing a strong message to all residents that they must strictly adhere to the public health guidelines.

Build Community Immunity

Build Community Immunity.

COVID-19 Update #3 – Temporary Measures for Building Permits and Planning Applications

The Township of Johnson would like to advise the public that we are going to maintain operations and will continue to offer Building and Planning services in accordance with our local and Provincial requirements. Effective today, March 24, 2020, our Building & Planning Services will use temporary service measures that will provide options for the public to allow a modified process for drop off or electronic submission of Building Permit & Planning Applications.

Township of Johnson Letter from the Mayor

March 2020 Township of Johnson Letter from the Mayor.

COVID-19 Update #2 – Municipal Landfill

In order to increase protections to the health and security of our staff, residents and visitors during this time. The Township of Johnson will be limiting access to the Johnson / Tarbutt Joint Landfill.

COVID-19 Update Mar 16 2020

Today, we are announcing additional measures that are being taken by the Township to protect all against the spread of this virus. On behalf of Mayor, Council and the staff at the Township of Johnson, please take care of yourselves and your families.

COVID-19 Update Mar 13 2020

The Township of Johnson will continue to look to Algoma Public Health for direction on the COVID 19 outbreak. We are being told that there are no confirmed cases in Algoma. We highly recommend that all residents look to the APH website for detailed information on the virus and proactive measures they can take. While […]

Notice COVID-19 Virus

We understand that many of our residents may be concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. The Township of Johnson continues to monitor this situation. We are only taking precautionary measures at this time. Such measures will include additional cleaning at the Johnson Township Community Centre. If more salient measures are required, we will […]