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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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29 May 2023

FIRE BAN is in Effect as of May 29, 2023

The Johnson Township Fire Chief has issued a Fire Ban as of Monday, May 29, 2023. A fire ban is the prohibition of all outdoor burning. Including brush burning, garbage burning (which is banned at all times), fireworks, pyrotechnics, campfires, and any open-air burning. Conditions are sufficiently dry and impose a higher than usual risk […]

19 May 2023

Landfill Summer Hours Now in Effect

The landfill summer hours are now in effect as of May 19th.

15 May 2023

Notice- Date Change of Regular Council Meeting for May

Rather than the usual scheduled 3rd Wednesday of May(May 17th); this month’s council meeting will be taking place May 24th at 6:00p.m.

5 May 2023

Notice of Township Office Closure

Notice of the Municipal Township Office Closure due to construction.

4 May 2023

Notice of New Office Construction

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the building construction of the new addition to the Township Office. 

17 Apr 2023

April 20th Regular Council Meeting

All information for the April 20th, 2023 Regular Council Meeting that takes place at 6:00 p.m.

14 Apr 2023

Registration Now Open for: Desbarats For Sale/Everything Country May 13th 2023

Register your address or rent a table for Desbarats for Sale/Everything Country on May 13th, 2023.

14 Apr 2023

Outdoors & Gun Show Returns to the Johnson Township Community Centre

The return of the St. Joseph Hunters & Anglers Outdoors & Gun Show May 7th

14 Apr 2023

Sign Nite Fundraiser with Jane of All Trades

Bring home a beautiful sign or gift one to mom at this sign nite fundraiser.

14 Apr 2023

April 2023 Monthly Newsletter

Take a read and be informed about what is happening in Johnson Township in April 2023.