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Newspaper paywalls across Canada

08/15/2013 05:50 EDT | Updated 10/15/2013 05:12 EDT
This week the Toronto Star became the last of the four major daily newspapers in the city to erect a paywall.

"This is a new, paid digital subscription program that gives you full access to all of the high-quality content on our website, our mobile website, and our tablet and smartphone apps," said Star publisher John Cruickshank.

"By subscribing, you'll also help support our ability to continue providing you with high-quality news, information, investigative features, analysis and digital innovation."

The Star joins the majority of other print publications in the country with paid digital subscriptions. Some are skeptical that newspaper paywalls can be successful.

"They spent 20 years putting out a free website that people have gotten used to, that all of sudden now they want to charge about $10 a month [to access]," said CBC Radio's Metro Morning technology columnist Jesse Hirsh. "I think the audience of people who grew up on that free Toronto Star website are going to either be happy with those 10 per month, or find other sources."

How does the Star's digital access prices stack up with the rest of Canada's newspapers? Hover over the graph above to see a price comparison.

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