By Brianna Bell of Guelph Today:
In late 2015, Lynn Broughton made the decision to highlight the culture and cuisine of Downtown Guelph by launching its first ever guided cultural and culinary walking tour known as Taste Detours.
A Guelph resident for twenty years, Broughton has been long passionate about the Downtown core. Prior to launching her own independent business in 2015, Broughton worked for the Downtown Business Association, working in their events, marketing and communications department.
After spending some time in Chicago training in food tourism, Broughton was ready to jump in and launch her own walking tour in Guelph.
“I launched in October 2015, which is a funny and untraditional time to launch a walking tour,” said Broughton.
Although the winter months are typically quiet for walking tours, Broughton was determined to use the knowledge she had learned in Chicago and apply it at home.
“I’m so glad I started when I did. I learned so much during those first months,” said Broughton.
Since starting the business only four months ago, there has been a lot of interest in her walking tour.