OPP issued the provincewide alert, at the request of Waterloo Regional Police, just after 6 a.m. on Friday.
About 45 minutes later, at 6:45 a.m. Waterloo Regional Police reported that the missing girl had been found.
“As a result of the Amber Alert, the child has been located safely,” police tweeted.
Waterloo police say they were initially called to a home in Kitchener after there was a fight between a man and a woman.
The man then fled the home in his vehicle with a one-year-old girl.
Police say officers continued to search for the man as the Amber alert was being issued.
A spokesperson told Global News a resident saw the suspect vehicle in a parking lot on Madison Avenue after seeing the vehicle description on the Amber Alert.
The resident then called police with the location, police said.
Officers then arrived quickly and conducted a “high-risk takedown” of the man and found the child safe, police said.
“We understand from messages received that some are upset by being woken up, but this proves the importance of these alerts,” a spokesperson for Waterloo Regional Police said.
Police say a 26-year-old Stratford man has been charged with assault, two counts of assault causing bodily harm, taking a motor vehicle without consent, impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operation over 80.