Welcome to the Township of Tarbutt

Gateway to the North Channel

The many islands and shoreline with its jagged white rocks and pine trees, have inspired many a folklorist, artist, and poet over the years. 

Nature's Township

The Township of Tarbutt is located on both sides of Trans Canada Highway 17, just 40 minutes east of Sault Ste. Marie. The rocky shoreline of the North Channel is dotted with many islands and wind swept jack pines, drawing tourists and residents to the area for many generations. During the summer months the population of the Township swells to more than double the permanent number of residents.

Along with the beautiful waterfront, the Township is also a thriving agricultural and rural area, benefiting from a large farming population as well as a busy summer community. Agriculture is the main occupation of many rural residents, supported by industries and businesses in Sault Ste. Marie, which employ many of our residents with an easy commute.

Many islands, beautiful sunsets and the rocky shoreline have inspired many an artist, folklorist and poet over the years. The current year round population is roughly 500 people.

What's happening

See Our Latest Notices

Landfill Hours over Christmas and New Year

REDUCED LANDFILL HOURS DURING CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS: 

OPEN – 9 am to 1 pm – 24th DECEMBER (SATURDAY) 

OPEN – NOON to 5pm – 28th DECEMBER (WEDNESDAY)

OPEN – 9 am to 1 pm – 31st DECEMBER (SATURDAY)

THE SHARE SHED WILL BE OPEN 

 Please call the Township Office on 705 782 6776 if you have any questions regarding the landfill hours BEFORE the Holiday period.

Email Change: If you are sending EFT's or e-transfers to tarbutttownship@bellnet.ca please change to clerk@tarbutt.ca Payments to tarbutttownship@bellnet.ca will no longer be accepted.

WANTED: Share Shed Volunteers

Do you like to organize, straighten, and display items? Are you a people person? Do you want to extend the life of the landfill? The Johnson Tarbutt Landfill Share Shed is currently seeking volunteers to work occasional shifts, Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, year round. Interested individuals are asked to contact the Clerk at Tarbutt Township at 705 782 6776 or clerk@tarbutt.ca

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