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.

Johnson/Cu-Jo Memorial Family Hockey Tournament, March 13, 14

Johnson Twp/Cu-Jo Memorial Family Hockey Tournament, March 13, 14, Johnson Township Community Center Arena, Desbarats – Now open for team registration.

Vulnerable Persons Registry

The Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) is a free, voluntary and confidential service aimed at improving the safety of residents living at home who would be at greater risk during emergencies.

Committee of the Whole Meeting Cancelled, February 18

Please be advised that the Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for today, February 18, 2020, is cancelled due to weather.

Amendments to Committee of the Whole Agenda, February 18

Please note that there is an amended Agenda for the Committee of the Whole Meeting for Tuesday, February 18.

Call for Application – Economic Development Committee

The Township of Johnson is accepting applications for membership on the Economic Development Committe.

February 2020 Newsletter

Township of Johnson February 2020 Newsletter – Township news and notices, council notes, recreation events and programs, Fire Department news and tips, local and regional events.

Roadways – Minimum Maintenance Standards

Roadways – Minimum Maintenance Standards and Township of Johnson Compliance


Take Notice that the Council of the Township of Johnson will hold a Committee of the Whole, Town Hall Meeting on Monday, February 24, 7PM, at the JTCC Hall.