The village of Brechin is located on Highway 12 near the eastern shore of Lake Simcoe. It is the main population centre and business hub for Ramara Township of Simcoe County. The Ramara Municipal Office is located in Brechin along with many local serving the local community.
All of the businesses and services that you would expect to find in a small but thriving community are here. There is a Post Office, Liquor Store, Foodland Super Market, Timbermart Building Centre, two elementary schools, and churches, Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Roads Department and Fire Hall variety store, restaurant, coffee shops and more. The Brechin Industrical park is home to a propane distributor, storage facility, recreational vehicle sales centre, a boat manufacturer and more.