The Toronto Star will launch a “paid-subscription program” next year for online access to the newspaper's content, publisher John Cruickshank said in a column Monday. Cruickshank said the decision was necessary to supplement the newspaper's circulation and advertising revenues. “We will have more stories, videos, podcasts and interactive social media features on the enhanced website,” he said in the column published in The Toronto Star. “In addition, we will expand our award-winning journalism both in our daily print edition and on our website. For example, last month we created four new full-time reporting beats: global economics, environment, global health as well as science and technology.” The Toronto Star, owned by parent company Torstar Corp., has the largest print circulation of Canadian newspapers. Cruickshank said “most” print subscribers to the newspaper will receive free access to the digital version, adding that further details will be announced at a later time. The Globe and Mail last week implemented a paywall that charges about $20 per month. Postmedia Network Canada Corp. also said last year that it will introduce paywall for access to premium content on the websites of all of its Canadian newspapers, including the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Calgary Herald, among others. The company, which last week reported a loss of $28 million in the third quarter of 2012 due to weak advertising revenue, said last week it will implement the pay system in the new year.