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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.

What's Up

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26 Jul 2021

Boil Water Advisory, July 27th 2021

Desbarats Hamlet is under a boil Water Advisory from July 27th until further notice. 

22 Jul 2021

Notice of Water Shut Off

July 26th Notice of Water Shut Off

19 Jul 2021

Big Pike Virtual Family Fishing Derby

Big Pike Virtual Family Fishing Derby Information

19 Jul 2021

July 21st Regular Council meeting

Regular Council Meeting Information.

12 Jul 2021

Johnson Township and the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Johnson Township is excited to support the 2021 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. More information included.

12 Jul 2021

July 2021 Newsletter

July 2021 Downloadable Newsletter containing information and news about the Township, Covid updates, Council notes, Public Works updates, and more.