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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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13 Apr 2021

Updated Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic Information

Updated information regarding the Covid-19 vaccination clinics.

7 Apr 2021

Province Wide Stay at Home Order, Township Closure Information

From April 4th – May 6th the Township will be following the Province-wide stay at home order. 

1 Apr 2021

April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter containing Johnson Township news including Council Meetings, Recreation programs and events, Fire Department news and tips, Public Works announcements and more.

25 Mar 2021

2021 Slo-Pitch and Soccer Open for Registration

Johnson Township 2021 Summer Recreation Program is now open for registrations.

17 Mar 2021

Johnson Township Now Accepting Resumes for Summer Employment Opportunities

Pending government funding. Resumes due by April 08, 2021, 4:30 pm

17 Mar 2021

Public Works Implements Cost-Saving Measures

Public Works implements cost-savings in winter sand, culvert, and equipment maintenance expenses.