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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 launches, along with the wildlife preserves of the Kensington Conservancy for all to enjoy. Johnson Township provides a year-round range of recreational events and programs that are both indoors and outdoors; utilizing the Community Centre, Arena, and surrounding grounds. The Community Centre houses a full-sized arena along with a kitchen, that is available for rentals for all events. Central Algoma Elementary & Secondary School accommodates some of these programs, along with being an educational center for your child’s development. Johnson Township truly is a vibrant agricultural community, with a seasonal Farmer’s Market supported by the local talents and Mennonite community; being a place to enjoy the fresher things in life. Stop in and enjoy everything Johnson Township has to offer from the history of the town, to the new memories that can be made.

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24 Feb 2024

Boil Water Had Been Lifted

As Of February 24, 2024 Johnson Township boil water advisory has been lifted.

23 Feb 2024

Registration Open: 2024 CU-JO Memorial Family Hockey Tournament

The annual Family Tournament will be taking place on, March 15th – 16th 2024. The Family Tournament honors two local students Curtis Ford and Jocelyne Stevens, both students of CASS who lost their lives too early. To honor their memory the games begin in a 4 on 4 format to acknowledge the lost players. After the first […]

21 Feb 2024

Notice of Boil Water Advisory

Johnson Township is now under a boil water advisory, as of February 21,2024 due to low water pressure

16 Feb 2024

Family Day Fun Day!

A Family Fun Day event from 1-4pm, with so many activities for all ages. We can’t wait to see you there!

16 Feb 2024

Notice of Regular Council Meeting- February 21st, 2024

All information for the February 21st, 2024 Regular Council Meeting

14 Feb 2024

Notice of Power Outage – Algoma Power

Service Interruption Desbarats area Wednesday February 21, 2024 Algoma Power requires an electrical service interruption for customers in the following area: East of Desbarats Substation including the town of Desbarats, Kensington Point, Diamond Lake, Gordon Lake Road, Deplonty Road and any associated side roads. Reference #8 Wednesday February 21, 2024 (Alternate date: Thursday February 22, […]

5 Feb 2024

February, 2024 Newsletter

February 2024 Newsletter featured – click to view.

16 Jan 2024

January Newsletter

Click here for your January newsletter: Newsletter Issue 116 January 2024

15 Jan 2024

Construction- Notice of Temporary Entry

Due to construction occurring at our front door entrance January 16th (Tuesday), we will have the front entry closed off.

12 Jan 2024

Notice of the January 17th, 2024 Regular Council Meeting

Information for the Jan. 2024 Regular Council Meeting