The Toronto Star has begun charging a fee for non-subscribers who visit its website more than 10 times a month.
This marks a major transition for the Star that will now provides news in print and online. Last year the Globe and Mail and National Post owners began unrolling their paywall structures.
About 15 employees are affected by the decision, said Bob Hepburn, a spokesman for the media company. He added its a business decision based on the economy and changing marketplace.