Frizzell Avenue is named for Rev. William Frizzell, who was called to the pastorate of Queen Street East Presbyterian Church in 1882. He was a well known itinerant preacher who died in 1910. In 1886 he is listed as living on the east side of Broadview, north of Queen. Frizzell was convener of the Presbyterian Synod committee on temperance, a hotly debated social issue in the last half of the century. He favoured total prohibition because of the misery and suffering resulting from drink.